Seven Hoosiers named AP All-Big Ten, Allen the AP B1G coach of the year

Seven Hoosiers have been named to the Associated Press All-Big Ten team, while Indiana’s Tom Allen was named the AP’s Big Ten coach of the year.

Ty Fryfogle, who was previously named the Big Ten’s receiver of the year, was IU’s lone representative on the first-team offense. Purdue’s David Bell was the other first-team receiver.

On the defense, though, IU had three first-team honorees, including linebacker Micah McFadden, defensive tackle Jerome Johnson, and safety Jamar Johnson.

On the second team, IU placed quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and running back Stevie Scott on the offense. Cornerback Tiawan Mullen was on the second-team defense.

The AP honor was yet another coach of the year award for Allen, who was already named the Big Ten’s coach of the year via the conference’s coach and media panels.

Allen is also a finalist for the Eddie Robinson and Paul “Bear” Bryant national coach of the year awards.

6 comments

  1. The rewards for this season keep rolling in for the Hoosiers and they are well deserved. I question Mullen being bumped down to second team but second team isn’t bad. It would great to have them all back for the 2021 season but I am sure a couple will leave for the NFL.

  2. V13, which IU players named above do you believe will leave for the NFL? To me, it looks like Fryfogle and Jerome Johnson are most likely to declare for the draft (Fryfogle is obvious) and WHAP will try to make an NFL roster (free agent). Scott, as a running back, should declare for the draft. Then Jamar Johnson, who is also a Junior, is the next most likely. After those two, I believe Hendershot, who is a redshirt Junior, will at least test the NFL waters and could depart. But I don’t see McFadden declaring for the draft this spring. He’s still a bit undersized to play linebacker in the NFL and he may want to spend a year getting a little bigger. Crider and Ziemba will probably graduate and try to play in the NFL.

    Those players have made a significant contribution to IU FB over the last few years, but overall, IU is not losing that much, and the younger guys coming up behind them could be even better. What I wonder about is how many of IU’s Redshirt Juniors and Seniors will enter the transfer portal after the bowl game? We have a few guys that have not gotten much (or any) playing time, and they may decide they want to play and therefore transfer to a school that is not in a Power-Five Conference. I could see IU losing three or four such players.

    1. PO, I see the same players you do leaving but hope most decide to stay and show the B1G how good IUFB is in a normal season. IU has been much better the past two seasons but people have reasons to doubt due to B1G teams being down or this year because teams struggled during this epidemic although I would say it shows how good IU is to do well in this environment. I could see several going the direction to transfer portal due to not getting much play and having younger players beating them out.

      There are several players I would like to know what is going on with them IE DT Lewis and Whitner are doing. They are young but how close are they to getting on the field for the defense.

  3. The George Foreman Grill is so yesterday…It’s time to get the Fryfogle Air Fryer into your kitchen. Throw anything at it and the Fryfogle Electric Fryer delivers in crunch time…including quickly air-frying OSU tater tot defensive backs. No shortening…. of your quarterback’s arm required!
    Just plug it in and The Fryfogle Fryer does the rest. Compact and just big enough to get the job done. If you’re craving that fatty burger sending a river of grease down the sloped driveway of the great George Foreman’s hot grates, then why not rope-a-dope around that second bite with some overly dry air-fried Fryfolge french fries!?…They’re a delight!
    Anytime is the right time to AIR IT OUT with the Fryfogle! Now for just 3 easy payments…..

  4. V13, maybe it’s me, but I can’t see why any IU player with a chance of getting drafted in 2021 would stay for another season. And the only reasons I could see any senior choosing to stay another year was if he needed more time to get his degree or if the additional experience would help him in a career as a FB coach (i.e., Ramsey). I guess there’s an outside chance that a redshirt Junior or a true senior, who hasn’t gotten much playing time in four years, would finally have a chance at significant playing time. But I would assume that since IU’s recruiting has gotten better each year, there are younger, more talented guys who will get the playing time. Ball, because of his injury, is probably the exception. He has to assume he needs another season of solid performance in order to have a chance of getting drafted.

    Given how COVID has affected eligibility, it will be interesting to see how IU’s roster sorts out.

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