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Coach Curt Cignetti to INDIANA

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If we finalize the Cig deal, I'm looking forward to seeing how it all played out. How things were negotiated, NIL, etc.etc.  

 

Something tells me Cig made some conditions with NIL money. Just a gut feeling. Because he's got something to prove and he probably needs some player upgrades to accomplish it. 

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I actually thought it would be Candle light….however, starved IU football is so giddy over a warm body for a successful win vs loss coach before his first touchdown at IU memorial football stadium.

Tom Allen contract extension as result of successful defense as assistant, Covid year success a couple years and players interrupting his tv interview by saying he was the best coach in the country.  Hired and extended based on emotion more than rationale.

The Cig interview with fans and McAphee showed student involvement and enthusiasm in JM football program.  For IU Cig has potential to be a good hire based on UNpower 5 wins vs losses and energy/enthusiasm.  Three or four or five years in power 5 league will ultimately tell the story.

IU should be encouraged with Whitten as their president.  Much better than those since and including Brand…much much better.

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3 minutes ago, TTT said:

I actually thought it would be Candle light….however, starved IU football is so giddy over a warm body for a successful win vs loss coach before his first touchdown at IU memorial football stadium.

Tom Allen contract extension as result of successful defense as assistant, Covid year success a couple years and players interrupting his tv interview by saying he was the best coach in the country.  Hired and extended based on emotion more than rationale.

The Cig interview with fans and McAphee showed student involvement and enthusiasm in JM football program.  For IU Cig has potential to be a good hire based on UNpower 5 wins vs losses and energy/enthusiasm.  Three or four or five years in power 5 league will ultimately tell the story.

IU should be encouraged with Whitten as their president.  Much better than those since Brand…much much better.

Cignetti may not have been a big conference HC, but from working at NC State and Saban's original Bama staff he does have high major recruiting experience and connections. He was WR coach and recruiting coordinator for Saban.

I get the concern but it's not like he'd be completely new this level, he does have some experience to draw on.

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2 minutes ago, JSHoosier said:

Cignetti may not have been a big conference HC, but from working at NC State and Saban's original Bama staff he does have high major recruiting experience and connections. He was WR coach and recruiting coordinator for Saban.

Not just recruiting experience and connections but has seen first hand how a P5 program needs to be run. I doubt his practices would be compared to HS practices.

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Just now, Chris007 said:

I will admit I got caught up a little too much in the Hart talk. Even still in my 40's I'm learning to have some patience and let things play out before jumping to conclusions. 

Nothing is announced yet. Until then there's time for IUFB to go full IUFB.

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10 minutes ago, Chris007 said:

I will admit I got caught up a little too much in the Hart talk. Even still in my 40's I'm learning to have some patience and let things play out before jumping to conclusions. 

I don't think it was any crazier than the Gruden talk. That probably had a more realistic chance of happening than any of us are comfortable with considering their built-in relationship.

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25 minutes ago, TTT said:

I actually thought it would be Candle light….however, starved IU football is so giddy over a warm body for a successful win vs loss coach before his first touchdown at IU memorial football stadium.

Tom Allen contract extension as result of successful defense as assistant, Covid year success a couple years and players interrupting his tv interview by saying he was the best coach in the country.  Hired and extended based on emotion more than rationale.

The Cig interview with fans and McAphee showed student involvement and enthusiasm in JM football program.  For IU Cig has potential to be a good hire based on UNpower 5 wins vs losses and energy/enthusiasm.  Three or four or five years in power 5 league will ultimately tell the story.

IU should be encouraged with Whitten as their president.  Much better than those since and including Brand…much much better.

This happened after 1 successful covid year. 
 

We IUFB faithful are starving for this. We're here and ready to go. 

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