Kevin Wilson and his staff had Indiana off to a solid start, beating Indiana State and UMass in their first two games.
However, during their game against UMass, their starting quarterback broke his leg and they later found out that he will miss the rest of the season. Through those first two weeks they were ranked in the top 20 in total offense and sacks allowed. Very few programs in the country have the type of depth needed at quarterback to sustain their momentum after a loss like that.
Their next two games resulted in losses to Ball State (39-41) and Northwestern (29-44).
Despite having three wins through his first 19 games, Hoosier athletic director Fred Glass is standing beside Coach Wilson.
“We absolutely have the right guy and absolutely have the right staff. I gave him a seven-year contract and we’re going to stick with him. For a variety of reasons, both voluntarily and involuntarily, we haven’t stuck with a football coach since Bill Mallory." Glass told the Indy Star this week.
“Our goal was to find the right guy, give him the resources to be successful and then stick with him so we get the benefit of building something. And I absolutely believe we have the right guy in Kevin Wilson."
This weekend the Hoosiers will look to get back on track against Michigan State, who has dropped two of their last three (with losses against Notre Dame and Ohio State). Kickoff is scheduled for noon ET and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.