We noticed on this Friday afternoon that Ball State head coach Pete Lembo is embracing the history of Ball State football by selecting former head coach Bill Lynch and Paul Schudel as honorary coaches for the Spring game.
Lynch, who is now an associate athletic director for development at Butler University, led Ball State to a MAC championship in 1996.
Although Lynch is unsure if he’ll end up coaching again, we’ll guess he’s having fun in New Orleans as he watches the Butler Bulldogs once again DO WORK in the NCAA tournament.
Lynch explained, "I don't know. I'm looking forward to this, obviously it’s easy to go sell Butler, I have a passion for the place and spent a lot of time here, growing up and going to school here and playing and coming back as a coach. It's a great opportunity and I know Barry wants to get a lot of things done and I want to be a part of it."
It’s certainly a nice gesture by Lembo, who landed the Ball State job after going 35-22 in five seasons at Elon University. Before serving as the Elon head coach, Lembo led Lehigh to five consectutive seasons of 8 or more wins.
We’ve heard local referees in Muncie have been warned of potential explosive sideline blowups during the April 23rd Spring game.