Here’s the short of it:
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass reviewed the state of the program and decided that it was not headed in the direction he wanted it to. Yes, Indiana lost 10 games this year for the first time in program history. It also played a difficult schedule.
“The record, that was only part of it,” Glass said. “If I had thought the program was going in the right direction the record wouldn’t have mattered. But, ultimately, I could not come to that conclusion.”
Glass will begin the search for the third coach in program history — Freitag was Jerry Yeagley’s hand-picked successor — immediately. He has said he’d prefer to hire a coach with an Indiana background, and acknowledged his plan to contact the athletic directors of the “three or four” successful alums currently coaching in college.
Those first two calls will likely be to Caleb Porter, coach of the No. 1 Akron Zips, and Jerry’s son Todd Yeagley of Wisconsin.
Brian Maisonnueve, an assistant at Louisville, could also become a candidate.