Couple of injury updates: Cody Faulkner and Andrew McDonald will return to the offensive line. Andrew Means and Kellen Lewis are practicing a bit.
Left tackle Rodger Saffold’s out. Safety Austin Thomas is out. Those are tough losses for this team.
Thomas is getting an MRI today. It probably looks like he might be out for the year with an ACL injury, Lynch says.
Ben Chappell was pretty beat up after Saturday’s win against Northwestern. His injury: all of the above. He’s OK now. “You know Ben. He’s got a big smile on his face,” Lynch says.
Lynch isn’t sure who plays QB on Saturday if both Chappell and Lewis are healthy. “We feel like we have two good quarterbacks.”
Lynch isn’t sure what caused the strange delay of game penalties on Saturday. They apparently stemmed from mis-communication between the center and the quarterback. Remember that Pete Saxon has just recently moved to center.
Athletic director Fred Glass, who will start his new job Jan. 2,Â will be paid $410,000 annually.
Glass will be a regular IU employee with no contract, according to university spokesman Larry MacIntyre.
Here’s an interesting look at how Rick Greenspan was paid during his tenure.
Here’s this morning’s official release from the university:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today (Oct. 28) named Fred Glass, ’81, an Indianapolis attorney and civic leader, to be IU’s next director of intercollegiate athletics.
Glass is well known in Indianapolis for his central role in several major sports-related initiatives, including negotiating a 30-year deal to keep the Colts in the city, financing and building the new Lucas Oil Stadium, organizing a Super Bowl bid and bringing major NCAA basketball events to the city. A partner in the law firm of Baker & Daniels, Glass served as president of the city’s Capital Improvement Board from 2000 to 2007, a position that gave him extensive first-hand experience in both the financial and managerial challenges of sports at the highest levels.
“In all of these major undertakings, Fred demonstrated a remarkable talent for leadership, for mastering the details of big challenges, for diplomacy, and for consensus building,” McRobbie said. “He has a well-earned reputation as someone who can get the big things done. He is exactly the person we need to take on the challenges our Athletics Department will encounter in the next decade.”
The press conference is over. We’ll have further updates on HoosiersHQ.com and The Hoosier Scoop later today.
Feel free to share your thoughts on this hire.
In response to a question, McRobbie said IU has heard nothing from the NCAA about how soon the NCAA will rule on IU’s case.
Glass said it’s no accident that he mentioned compliance first among his priorities. He said IU will recruit well, but rules absolutely will be followed. He thinks the athletic department has long been very successful with its compliance efforts, but will find out more about what needs to be done to avoid a reoccurence of the problems of the past couple of years.
“We clearly have a dramatic and disturbing, well-documented exception to that,” he said.
Sources have confirmed to The Herald-Times that Fred Glass, an IndianapolisÂ lawyer with a prolific background in politics and athletics, will be named Indiana’s next athletic director at a press conference Tuesday morning.
Glass is a partner at Baker & Daniels, and was also the Chief of Staff under Evan Bayh when he was governor. From 2000-07 he was President of the Marion County Capital Improvement Board of Managers, which owns the Indiana Convention Center, RCA Dome, Conseco Fieldhouse and Victory Field. He’s served on committees that helped organize NCAA events in Indy, including the 2006 Final Four.
He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for theÂ College of Arts & Sciences.
Click on his picture (yeah, that’s him to the right) to read the bio of him provided on Baker & Daniels Web site.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops.
Press conference scheduled for 10:30….