A fired up Bill Lynch told his team after practice Wednesday that a sellout crowd is expected for the Purdue game.
“We’re going to fight our asses off and we’re going to win that frickin’ Bucket,” Lynch told the Hoosiers, who were circled around him.
According to the IU media relations department, the game isn’t yet sold out, but is getting close so a sellout is expected.
Other quotes from practice:
Kellen Lewis – “I think everyone knows what’s at stake as far as bowl games go. It’s going to be a battle out there.”
Lewis called the game “a definite must-win” to go to a bowl game.
“We’ve got sold-out status on the tickets and we haven’t had that in a long time,” Lewis said. “It’s a big game. Hopefully it’s going to be one of the loudest environments I’ve ever been in.”
Lewis on whether IU’s coaching staff should be back next season: “I definitely think so. But you know it’s not up to me, it’s up to some committee over in Assembly, or something like that. We try to keep that at the back of our mind, try not to put as much pressure on us. Like I said, everyone knows what’s at stake.”
James Hardy on whether it will be the last time he plays in Memorial Stadium.: “I don’t know. I’m just concentrating on this week and trying to get this W against Purdue. I’ll deal with that after the season.”