Saturday, December 18, 2010

More IU Coaching News (Defense!)

According to a few reports out there Indiana's new football coach Kevin Wilson is getting closer to naming his staff. The latest news is that IU will stick with the co-defensive coordinator system and the the two guys will be...current Nebraska linebacker coach Mike Ekeler and current New Mexico defensive coordinator Doug Mallory (also the son of IU all-time wins leader Bill Mallory).

If these two are announced as part of the IU staff, Kevin Wilson is off to a great start. Both guys have been a part of winning programs in the past (Ekeler at Nebraska and Oklahoma while Mallory has spent time at numerous schools including LSU) and have extensive defensive backgrounds.

No word on when the hires will be announced but it sounds like it will be in the near future.

Also - for people who like to believe internet message board reports it looks like Coach Wilson is already putting his stamp on the IU program. A few different posts on the Indiana site have mentioned the intense offseason workouts that Wilson has already implemented at IU...the latest even mentioned that a rumored 6 players have quit the team. If you can't stand the heat - get out of the kitchen! I like that Wilson is already setting expectations. IU will be a much different team next year.


  1. daaaamn, time to check Crimson Quarry, I hadn't heard anything about players quitting.

    Nice reporting. I'm liking this guy better than Lynch already. Not that, you know, I wouldn't like a wheelchair-bound midget with no football experience better than Bill Lynch.

  2. I like the NEB guy, that looks like a good hire to me. Also a fan of keeping Mallory in the family