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  1. I think that we'll be ranked coming out of the bye. Enough teams ahead of us will lose in those two weeks for us to sneak in.
  2. Aeggie

    The State of the Program

    We have a real chance to make a move in the pecking order if Dantonio's time is coming to an end in East Lansing as many suspect. If that's true and they don't make the right hire we could make a move. I'm not ready to say Locksley is a bad hire at Maryland but the early returns aren't great at least. We have a great opportunity in the coming years for sure. If we can even get to being a 6-7 win average over the next say 5 seasons that would be huge for us.
  3. I know we're all having a good laugh in the Fire Tom Allen thread, but I wanted to pick up on what I was saying when that thread started. We are now in Tom Allen's third season, he has more win than any IU coach in history to this point, and we've secured our 4th bowl berth in the last 26 seasons. Meanwhile, I believe our talent level is slowly improving and our depth is slowly getting better. Allen was hired on December 01, 2016 so I don't really consider the 2017 class "his," but I'll include them because those kids are still here. Per 247, these were our national and B1G recruiting rankings 2017 National - 62 B1G - 13th 2018 National - 50 B1G - 10 2019 National - 36 B1G - 8 Now, 2020 doesn't look so good so far at 60th nationally and 12th in the B1G as things stand but we also only have 14 commitments as of now. I don't know how big that class will end up being, but Tom Allen did mention during his press conference that he was planning on calling a couple recruits that same night so hopefully this season bears some fruit on the recruiting trail. But these last few classes have been good and our depth has been improving. We have a lot of young talent at RB and will eventually have a deep, seasoned RB room because of it. Guys like Matthew Bedford and David Ellis and Mullen are getting playing time as true freshmen. Given the quality of this class a lot of the RS freshmen we start seeing next year should be impact players and we have a 4* WR coming in that has a chance to step right into a deep and talented receiving corps. I want to see how we finish this recruiting class, hopefully we can get to 8-4 or better and ****** some more 4* talent. We've got first year coordinators on both sides of the ball. I think most are very happy with DeBoer already - I know I am - and we've been frustrated by the early returns of Wommack's young defense. But it is his first year too. I expect us to take a step ahead on both sides of the ball next year due to both continuity and getting more talented as Allen's 2018/19 recruits get older. Plus whichever couple 2020 recruits are too talented to redshirt. Next year we'll return most of our offensive skill players and we're looking at this schedule: Home: WKU, Ball State, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Illinois, Purdue Away: Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rutgers, Ohio State, Michigan We could be bowl eligible based solely on our home games. Then we have Connecticut and Rutgers on the road. Hell, even the Wisconsin game is the season opener so maybe we could catch them off guard. If we can get to 8 wins this season maybe we could do it again in 2020. Our 2021 schedule is definitely harder, with both Michigan and Ohio State visiting Bloomington as well as Cincinnati coming in(though I'm assuming they won't have Fickell anymore by then), but maybe by then we'll have enough depth that we look as those home games as bigger opportunities than they used to be. Imagine a RS Junior Penix throwing for 10 TDs combined against Michigan and Ohio State in 2021... I said this in the Fire Tom Allen thread a month ago but I really like what I see as far as the direction the program is heading in. I think we're seeing some growing pains from the new coordinators being new and we're still bowl eligible in October. And next year I think we're set up really well to get back to a bowl. And we've got one of the better recruiters we've had to take advantage of back-to-back bowl berths. We could be seeing a real foundation being laid here
  4. We were running Penix quite a bit today before he got hurt, which I wasn't thrilled about. Then we also ran Ramsey a bunch even though we'd be extremely thin had he gone down too. I also didn't like punting inside the 40, though it didn't bite us. Our defense seems to be growing together a bit, but they haven't been strong enough to justify playing so conservatively. For better or worse, this year's Hoosiers are an offensively-oriented team whether the coaches would prefer that or not. Thankfully Ramsey didn't get hurt carrying the ball. Hopefully Penix can get back for the Nebraska game but even if he isn't back I think we still have a chance if Martinez isn't back for them yet. Could be an ugly game but well today's game was an ugly win and I certainly don't mind.
  5. Aeggie

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    I believe Nebraska has the record for most consecutive sellouts and it's ongoing. It'll be sold out.
  6. Aeggie

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Sure looks like more than zero to me
  7. Aeggie

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Yes, you are. How many times in this thread have you whined that you're not allowed to have an opinion because not everyone agrees with you?
  8. Aeggie

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    This thread is just crazy. Allen has this program moving in the right direction and hasn't even finished his third season. I'd like some of the folks suggesting we fire him to actually name some potential replacements for him. Who is going to come to Indiana and get less than three seasons to rebuild the roster even? Allen is bringing more talent to Indiana than we've ever had and this is his first season with a quarterback that can actually compete in this league. Let him and Penix grow together with guys like Mullen and the other talented underclassmen we have on the field. It's too early to judge Allen and a program like ours needs to exercise more patience. No one is going to be able to flip the roster in two recruiting classes here. I don't understand getting angsty because our young team played a good Michigan State squad tough at their place. We looked like we belonged all afternoon. We didn't need fluke plays or turnovers to sustain us or stay in the game. We slipped up late but if we play that well at Nebraska we have a good shot. We'll have a good shot in a lot of games this season. It doesn't make sense to write off this team, this coach, or the positive steps this program has taken. The Big Ten is playing nine conference games now, not eight, and this program did not backslide. A 5-7 finish now means more than it did under Wilson. It's a small step, and not enough, but unless you want to just ignore Indiana's long football history even small steps mean something. This team has a good shot at making a bowl this year so I don't get the doom and gloom. Penix makes this team a lot different. I think Allen should get at least five seasons unless the team craters and wins three games one year.
  9. True, but we know for sure that Penix can at least lead a more diversified offense because he can be on time and on target downfield. Our best chance to beat the Spartans next week hinges on Penix being ready to get back in the saddle.
  10. He's limited and does have major flaws as a player but he's not awful either. Penix should be the starter but having Ramsey isn't a death sentence
  11. Aeggie

    Fire Fred Glass

    In what way has Glass destroyed the football program? Are you people kidding? Is he the one that stuck us in the Big Ten East? Is he the one that moved the Big Ten to a 9-game conference schedule? I know we haven't gone to a bowl under Allen yet, but we haven't gotten worse or stagnated. We've gotten better. The schedule is tougher and we've held at 5-7 which looks like treading water but really isn't. Penix is just a freshman and the defense is still pretty young. I think we could still make a bowl this year if Penix makes it back next week and we're on track to become more competitive as these talented recruiting classes grow up. I think starting over before we see Allen with an upperclassman Penix would be a mistake unless he totally bombs out this year or next and goes 3-9.
  12. Yep, Hale shouldn't have been touched on that play but Ramsey just doesn't quite have that level of arm. He thinks the game at a high level but physically he can't make every throw in a timely fashion
  13. I guess that didn't end up being much of a 2 minute drill but Ramsey shouldn't have come in quite yet. Gotta get Penix live minutes there that would've only been his 2nd 2 minute drill I think
  14. We haven't beaten tOSU since 1989. I imagine that in all that time we've played them before and after good teams, bad teams, conference and nonconference foes but gradman is just spamming nonsense non sequiturs per usual...
  15. Penix wasn't getting reps with the first team offense until he was named the starter so I'm hoping that improves with more familiarity