This picture will make your afternoon


  Between Kevin Wilson’s inner-tube and Seth Littrell’s cut-off flannel, I’m not sure what’s more hilarious. By the way, this was released by IU athletics. And it was Wilson’s idea. Brilliant. I am, however, more than slightly disappointed in the absence of Jon Fabris from this photo.

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  • Double Down #1


    Friday, March 8, 2013 - 3:42 PM EST

    The ’85 Bears video just shed a few tears.

  • Podunker #2


    Friday, March 8, 2013 - 4:17 PM EST

    Great to see these guys express a sense of humor. And glad to hear that it was Wilson’s idea to take/release this photo.

    I’ve noticed a change in Wilson’s demeanor in several of the most recent video interviews posted on the Hoosier Scoop. Dustin, any insight as to why he seems much more upbeat? Is it the recruiting class he just signed or something else entirely? I mean, Wilson actually seems happy! Not that he was an ogre in the past, but he definitely did not come across as positive and relaxed as he has recent interviews.

    Maybe he’s finally starting to like the quality and character of the talent he has brought in. I know in years past, he had a lot of “house cleaning” to do with a lot of the players. That is never fun. I’m hoping that what we’re seeing is a reflection of his assessment of his players and coaching staff.

  • Dustin Dopirak #3


    Friday, March 8, 2013 - 6:02 PM EST

    Podunker,
    There’s been a progression there since the end of the first season. Even by spring ball last year, I’d noticed a significant change in his personality. And it’s continued. He likes his guys. His guys like him. That wasn’t necessarily the case the first year. That in large part house cleaning. In his eyes, he saw too much of an “entitlement,” mentality his first year, and he was trying to get rid of that, but he realized he needed to change himself and be more open and connect better with the guys he wanted to keep.
    I think you read this, but I wrote this at the beginning of the year. http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2012/08/26/iusports.theres-an-i-in-improvement.sto He and the guys were pretty candid that about how the atmosphere around the program had already improved. This year, now that they’ve won some games and established something and at least gotten a foothold, he seems a lot more easy going. We were at practice on Sunday. They bring an iPod and big stereo speakers to practice so that there’s music for warmups and stuff. It starts playing the country song “Chicken Fried,” (I think that’s what it’s called) during a water break. he starts singing and dancing around a little. Littrell was doing air guitar. It was hysterical. Didn’t see much of that in 2011.

  • Podunker #4


    Friday, March 8, 2013 - 7:46 PM EST

    Dustin, thanks for including the article. I must have missed it when it was first posted. It was a good read.

    “Everything is hard before it is easy.” I don’t care how smart a person is, or how much experience they have, when you take on a new job, especially a major promotion, there is a learning curve and there are unexpected challenges. It is especially difficult when an organization requires a cultural transformation, like IU football did. The person in charge may appear to be a hard ass, but unless that person is a sociopath, letting people go and demanding a higher standard of performance is emotionally taxing. Wilson seems to have come through the worst of it.

    I am impressed that he took responsibility and openly admitted the mistakes he made that first year as a head coach. He’s obviously smart and introspective. But most importantly, he really cares about making his team and his players better. “When all else fails, passion carries the day.” Something is obviously working in order for him to sign the kind of talent that he got in year’s recruiting class. The Taj Williams signing would not have been possible if Wilson was simply a hard ass. He had too many other good options to chose from.

  • Hoosier Clarion #5


    Friday, March 8, 2013 - 9:35 PM EST

    I think Coach Wilson is who he has always been prior to IU. He cam here the 1st year with the tough attitude act to deal with all the baloney on the roster and the ho hum image of the program. I’ll bet AD Glass gave him the hint that was needed to be done.

    Is that snow or sand?

  • Podunker #6


    Friday, March 8, 2013 - 9:59 PM EST

    It’s snow, and that’s the joke.

  • TsaoTsuG #7


    Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 12:40 AM EST

    Reading Coach Wilson’s statements gives a lot of clarity about his values and his intellect. I think he is who he has always been, that first year included. Let’s really not lie to ourselves, our perception of a football program lacked severely. Coach Wilson simply re-channeled a lot of wasted energy in our part through good, clear and strong leadership.

  • Chet #8


    Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 10:33 AM EST

    BL was was a open book to the former players. He was nice and he was loyal. That’s fine in many ways but there’s little doubt that he was manipulated by many of them.

    I think it was pretty easy to see the ‘entitlement’ that CKW referred to. Once players lose that hunger for playing time you’ve lost the war. Hang around until you’re a senior and you’re gonna start, talent be damned (not that we had much talent).

    CKW is pretty open, too, but his plan is very different. If a recruit shows up and he’s a stud then being a senior is not gonna be a ticket to playing time.

    Stay hungry. Competition has to be there all week long, not just on Saturday.

  • IU BASEBALL #9


    Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 11:21 AM EST

    The IU baseball team upset Florida last night, 4-1. Are we going to see any posts about that? That was a huge series opening when for the Hoosiers!

  • davis #10


    Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 9:00 PM EST

    PO- “Passion carries the day?” As John McKay once said about emotion being overrated in football, “My wife Corky is emotional as hell, but she can’t play football worth damn.” Or something like that.

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