No contract extension talks for Lynch

Indiana athletics director Fred Glass spent 30 minutes today talking about ways to improve the overall fan experience at football games this season.

Glass said he does not believe attendance at football games is wholly reliant on the product on the field.

While he said he has confidence in coach Bill Lynch and the increasing stability in the program (he twice mentioned the 35 scholarship upperclassmen), he has not given Lynch a contract extension.

“No,” Glass said when I asked if there had been any talk of an extension.

Lynch signed a four-year contract on Nov. 25, 2007. After the 2009 season, he will have two years remaining on his contract.

Most college football observers will attest that it is very difficult for a coach with two years remaining on his contract to recruit future classes.

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  • peegs_anti_reverse_pick_pocket #1

    Monday, July 27, 2009 - 12:18 PM EST

    Good! We know Lynch and Glass are buddies, but at the least, Glass is putting Lynch on notice. We all know Lynch has this year to prove that he can actually improve the team.

  • Greg #2

    Monday, July 27, 2009 - 1:31 PM EST

    Improvement on the field, continued recruiting success are what is going to get Lynch an extension. I’m all for Lynch being kept around if he can deliver in those two areas.

  • Jimmy #3

    Monday, July 27, 2009 - 1:35 PM EST

    No surprise there. Hopefully Lynch’s and the team’s hard work pays off this year.

  • chris #4

    Monday, July 27, 2009 - 5:04 PM EST

    Extension, Extension!! LOL come on now. Let me say I respect Lynch for the nice guy he is but if we dont find away to make a bowl game this season he should be finished, find away to over achieve or let someone else take over. Our D will be the best its been for 20 yrs. MAKE IT HAPPEN

  • Kevin #5

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:01 PM EST

    Extension?? After last year????


  • Brian #6

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 9:45 AM EST

    If our D holds up and chappell can be a steady quarterback we can get to a bowl..we have a pretty reasonable schedule again! Go Big Red!

  • Caleb #7

    Friday, July 31, 2009 - 6:05 PM EST

    So most agree it will be hard for Lynch to recruit after this year based on no extension. We also want better recruits and thus better on field play. Those conflicting “wants” means only one thing……….this is basically Lynch’s last year to prove he can be the coach at IU for the forseeable future.

    AND YOU ALL WANT IU FOOTBALL TO GET BETTER RIGHT? THEN I WILL EXPECT TO SEE YOU AT THE GAMES THIS YEAR TO GIVE US A SERIOUS HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE RIGHT? We will see if you follow up your “wants” with serious backing of your team. I’m guessing most of you are just “wanters” and not “doers”.

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