Pease wants team to be “explosive.”

Like his new boss Kevin Wilson, Brent Pease understands that an offense has to fit the personnel that will be running it.

“We have to do things our line can block,” Pease said. “And we have to do things our quarterback can handle.”

But also like his new boss, Pease has been a part of offenses that could score and score quickly. He hopes he can do the same at Indiana.

“Fast tempo,” Pease said when asked what kind of offense he’d like to play. “We want to make big plays. We want to play explosive football. I like to be balanced between the run and the pass so everybody is part of the equation. I like to get a lot of guys involved. We want to build good depth as far as skill players.”

Wilson obviously learned Pease was capable of helping such an offense in 2007 when Wilson’s Oklahoma squad was upset by Pease’s Boise State squad in overtime of the Fiesta Bowl, a game that is widely regarded as one of the best college football games of the past decade. They already knew each other before that from when they competed against each other when Pease was the offensive coordinator at Baylor. The 43-42 shootout in Glendale, Ariz., added to the respect for each.

“That just came down to the kids making plays,” Pease said. “… It was just great energy. But you run into each other afterwards and you talk about what could have been and what your offense did against their defense and what their offense did against your defense.”

Pease will be coaching quarterbacks at Indiana unlike Boise State, where he was coaching wide receivers. That brings him back to the position he played in college and the NFL.

“I think, (coaching receivers) was good because it gave me another position perspective, a different line of vision,” Pease said. “Now, I’ll be able to do a more effective and better job at what I was doing before.”

Pease said he’s done some research on the offense he’ll be inheriting. He said he’s certainly a fan of what the Hoosiers have returning at the skill positions, and he’s excited about ways he could use the tight ends. And he said he’s also OK with walking into a quarterback competition between Edward Wright-Baker and Dusty Kiel.

“I think it’s good,” he said. “I think it will make them both better.”

8 comments

  1. I’m glad to see such a great addition to the IU football staff. It seems that the rebuilding process is on schedule. I believe we will be witnessing something out of the ordinary with this staff.. I’d like to call them the “The Hoosier Dynasty”

  2. “Fast tempo,” Pease said when asked what kind of offense he’d like to play. “We want to make big plays. We want to play explosive football. I like to be balanced between the run and the pass so everybody is part of the equation. I like to get a lot of guys involved. We want to build good depth as far as skill players.”

    It sounded like he was describing Chicago Bears football. Looks good on paper, but you have to have the personnel. Getting the top talent to have a balanced and explosive attack will be the true challenge.

  3. If a contented Hoosier fan soon equates the glorious achievement of a .500 football team getting to a Holiday Bowl as satisfactory a deep run in a March Madness basketball tournament, it will be the beginning of the end for Hoosier sports.

  4. What does it say about the current state of the basketball team that I am much more excited to read about this hire and the other people joining Wilson than I am about a Big Ten basketball season that already appears lost?

  5. It says your parents had miserable timing. If you would have been born one year later, you would have still been on campus in 1987 when IU claimed their 5th NCAA championship. You missed the party, life’s a bitch, and then you become an IU football fan.

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