Does Kiel's commitment make IU football relevant?

Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at 7:13 PM
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  • I think that the "first step" of IU's step back into relevancy was when they pulled the plug on Bill Lynch and hired Kevin Wilson. Fred Glass did a great job in getting Wilson to Bloomington. It will take even more pursuading to keep him there once IU becomes a contender in the conference, which will happen under Wilson. And when that does happen, with the coaching openings that always occur every year, there will be many programs, probably some that are the traditional football powers, that will be coming and making huge offers for this guy. Remember also, at one time a little known coach named Urban Meyer wanted the IU job.

    I've always said...why shouldn't IU be good at football? Kansas State, Missouri, Kansas, Virginia Tech, Oregon, Kentucky, Louisville, Utah, and Boise State are all examples of programs that IU was on par with a generation ago, and all of those programs have elevated to where they have played bowl games on New Years Day (or bigger bowls) and some have even competed for the National Championship.

    Lets hope with the commitment of Kiel, that other athletes that maybe were not the kind that would have considered IU in the past, will now. Because even if Kiel is everything he is advertised to be, he won't get IU to the Rose Bowl by himself.

    -- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Thu, Jul 28, 2011, at 8:27 AM
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