The Indiana football team finished the last decade with a bang, but can they keep up the momentum into this one. We make five bold predictions for this decade.
The Indiana Hoosiers had one of the most successful seasons in a long time when they went 8-4 in the regular season and made a Florida bowl game for the first time ever. They finished with a winning conference record for the first time since 1991 and were bowl eligible before November.
So is this is a sign of things to come or a flash in the pan? We take a look at five bold predictions for the football team for this decade.
1. Tom Allen coaches the whole decade
This might not seem like that big of a prediction but believe it or not, there has never been an Indiana head football coach that started a new decade and finished that same decade as head coach. There have been only three coaches in the school’s history to ever coach at least 10 years. Those were Bo McMillin from 1934-47, Lee Corso from 1973-82, and Bill Mallory from 1984-96. Terry Hoeppner probably would have been the fourth had his time not got cut short when he lost his battle to brain cancer.
Allen was recently rewarded for this year with a massive contract extension and he appears to really enjoy being at Indiana. The expectations will rise a little bit, but they still aren’t going to be unrealistic and it looks like the Hoosiers are in good hands with Allen.
The only thing that could keep him from completing the decade as the head coach would be if he went to a more decorated program, but here is to him staying and leading the Hoosiers for at least the next ten years.