Report: Pease accepts offensive coordinator job’s Tom Dienhart (who pretty much owns this stuff) is reporting that Boise State assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Brent Pease has accepted the job as Indiana’s offensive coordinator.

Pease, who was previously the offensive coordinator at Baylor and Kentucky as well as Northern Arizona and Montana, reportedly visited Bloomington earlier this week.

Zeller puts up 24 and 11 in a loss

NEW CASTLE — Cody Zeller has seen just about every defense so far this season as opponents try to stop Washington’s big man from single-handedly leading the Hatchets to a win.

On Thursday morning in the first round of the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic, that meant a smaller Center Grove Trojan constantly jabbing him while also getting help whenever Zeller did get the ball.

“Its a little bit frustrating, but I’ve seen just about everything,” Zeller said. ” I am used to it.”

Zeller finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds, but did not take a shot in the third quarter as Center Grove pulled away for  a 68-64 win.

Zeller and the Hatchets will play again at 6 p.m. against the loser of the Bloomington South-Warsaw game.

The 6-foot-11, 220-pound IU commit had 12 points and four rebounds in the first eight minutes, as Washington built a 26-17 lead. The Trojans came back and made it a two-point game at half, then took over in the third quarter.

“We came out hitting a lot of shots,” Zeller said. “We were moving really well. They switched defenses throughout the game. But we were just hitting shots in the first half.”

Tom Crean and Tim Buckley were both in attendance to watch Zeller.

Here’s Inside the Hall’s audio of the interview.

Tom Crean on Ohio State

Indiana coach Tom Crean is apparently out recruiting today. So we got a press release. His thoughts on the Ohio State game.

Ohio State plays with great efficiency on both ends of the floor.  Their team defense and movement of the ball on offense look to me me to be as good as any we have watched live or on film all year. Their inside-outside attack is unmatched thus far in the season.

They have anywhere from six players on up that will have the opportunity to play at the NBA level someday.  They will be a challenge for us for 40 minutes.

We have prepared mentally and physically to improve the last few days.  Our players have a mindset to improve and compete. Our willingness to carry that over for 40 minutes is our biggest challenge.

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Source: Boise State’s Pease a candidate for offensive staff

A source said Boise State assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Brent Pease is a candidate for a spot on Indiana’s offensive staff and has taken a visit to Bloomington. The source was not entirely certain if Pease is being considered for the offensive coordinator position, but considering that he was paid $185,308 this season according to the USA Today coaches salary database, it seems unlikely that he would be willing to take a position on the staff other than offensive coordinator.

There is nothing to suggest that Pease’s hiring is a done deal, but he does have an impressive resume. At Boise State, he’s developed three All-WAC receivers in Austin Pettis, Titus Young and Jeremy Childs, They add to an offense that is ranked third in the nation in total offense this season and second in points per game.

Before joining Boise State in 2006, Pease was an offensive coordinator at Baylor for three years and at Kentucky for two seasons in 2001-02. The Wildcats went 7-5 in his second year with Jared Lorenzen. Before that, Pease coached at FCS powers Montana and Northern Arizona.

His bio from the Boise State website.

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