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Top 10 reasons to feel good to very good about IU Football’s immediate future

It's taken some time, but Kevin Wilson appears ready to lead Indiana to the next level.

It’s taken some time, but Kevin Wilson appears ready to lead Indiana to the next level.

No undergraduate student on Indiana University’s campus was alive the last time the Hoosiers went to a bowl in consecutive seasons.

Indiana remains the losingest program in college football history.

So did Indiana coach Kevin Wilson lose his mind/slip a cog/have bubbles in his think tank when he boasted about the potential for his sixth IU team during Big Ten Media Day?

Not so much.  For the last three seasons, there has been a shift in both the expectations and production of the Hoosiers.  Recruiting continues to progress, culture evolves toward and beyond competence, and confidence has replaced correctly invested doom and gloom.

Here are the 10 reasons Indiana fans should be guardedly excited about the Hoosiers:

10 – Senior-laden offensive line.  Four seniors will start on the line, including Dan Feeney, who passed up a chance to start his NFL career a year early to ride the wave that has been building in Bloomington since he arrived.  Experience doesn’t always foretell greatness, but given the overall high level of play by this unit as they opened holes for Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard, and how they kept Nate Sudfeld mostly clean, it’s a good sign that so much experience is back. (more…)

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