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Hoosier Red
03-07-2008, 08:56 PM
Forget about playing 13 next year apparantly....


http://mac624.blogspot.com/2008/03/kellen-lews-qbs-pro-days-and-other.html

Yesterday, I received the word about Kellen around midmorning that he was indefinitely suspended due to school and practice issues. While I was surprised to hear the news, the picture painted at the time to me was it was fairly minor and KL could work his way back into the good graces of the staff maybe even by the end of spring practice, so I tried to convey that in my email messages and posts on Peegs. This morning, I received more information from 3 very credible sources saying the exact same thing that the news is A LOT worse than just minior stuff. I am now at the point in believing that Kellen Lewis will NEVER play another down of football for this university and he has major issues that he needs to take care of, or his future will be ruined forever.

Revering4Blue
03-24-2009, 08:23 PM
Proof positive that Bill Lynch is not the answer.


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Kellen Lewis - QB - Hoosiers
Hoping to nip a quarterback controversy before it has a chance to sprout, Indiana coach Bill Lynch has named Ben Chappell the starting quarterback and moved Kellen Lewis to a starting wide receiver spot.
Lewis struggled through a 2008 while dealing with injuries and a quarterback battle, and now he'll have to line up outside full time. He goes from definite fantasy factor to an afterthought at wide receiver. IU will likely still incorporate Lewis' skills as a passer into the offense in some fashion, though it won't be enough for consistent production. Mar. 24 - 3:15 p.m. ET
Source: Courier-Journal

Ben Chappell - QB - Hoosiers
Indiana head coach Bill Lynch has decreed that Ben Chappell is his starting quarterback and will see the first-team snaps during practice, thus relegating former quarterback Kellen Lewis to wide receiver, where's he's currently listed as a starter.
Lynch is attempting to make IU into more of a "downhill running football team" and he feels the best way to do this is with a traditional quarterback under center. Chappell has a fraction of the fantasy value that Kellen Lewis would have as starting quarterback, though we still don't think we've seen Kellen Lewis take his last snap as Indiana quarterback. Mar. 24 - 3:15 p.m. ET
Source: Courier-Journal

Hoosier Red
03-25-2009, 05:20 PM
Meh,

I wasn't too impressed with either of them last year. I don't think IU's going to be a power running team all of a sudden so this move strikes me as odd in that sense.

I will say, Kellen Lewis as a QB makes a great WR at times. He and Hardy were able to pick apart weak teams in the run up to the bowl game, but he was a turnover machine with picks and fumbles from the end of 2007 on. That didn't cure itself last year, when if anything he regressed.

SunDeck
03-25-2009, 09:20 PM
Forget about playing 13 next year apparantly....


Who in the world would have even entertained the idea that next year they'd play 13?

Hoosier Red
03-26-2009, 12:14 AM
The original post was from last summer when KL originally got suspended.

Playadlc
03-26-2009, 07:20 PM
Lynch is pretty much staking his job on this move. If Indiana does not get to a bowl game this year, he is probably out.

I don't see how anyone could possibly think Chappel gives Indiana a better chance to win than Lewis. Lewis is a stud who had to battle injuries all last season.

I hope this move ends up working out, for Lynch's sake, it better.

Hoosier Red
03-27-2009, 12:02 AM
I like the idea of getting KL out in space but I really like the idea of him touching the ball every play more.

Lewis is a better passer than Randle-El, but teams stopped really having to defend against the pass last year with him in the game.

Razor Shines
04-21-2009, 04:54 AM
This doesn't have any thing to do with the original post of this thread, but it falls under semi Hoosier news, and I didn't want to start a new thread for this.

My brother is a high school Jr. and plays baseball. The team they were playing last night that had an assistant coach who pitched and used to be an assistant coach for IU's baseball team.

My brother played SS for most of the game and pitched the last two innings. After seeing him throw 5 warm up pitches the guy from IU got out his cell phone and took video of his last few warm up pitches. Then went to my brother's Athletic Director, and said "I just called the IU head baseball coach and told him he absolutely has to see that kid you guys just put on the mound." And got my brother's information and gave the AD the IU coach's information. Apparently he was shocked to find out my brother was only a Jr. He told my brother's AD that the IU coach will be in contact and will want to set up a work out.

My brother's AD (who was also my AD and basketball coach) called me and told me the guy basically said something along the lines of "Obviously I can't speak for the (IU) coach and I'm not saying any thing official but I'd be shocked if they didn't offer him a scholarship after one work out. " We didn't tell my brother this, for obvious reasons.

And a couple weeks ago he met a minor league ballplayer who was working at an indoor facility that my brother's team was also working out at and needed someone to throw with. After throwing with my brother for a while and he had my brother show him some of his pitches he called his old coach at Texas State Univ and gave my brother the coach's information. And basically told him the same thing the IU guy told his Athletic Dir.

I know IU's not a very good baseball team but it's still cool for a kid from a tiny high school to get a D1 school to stop and look. And this doesn't really have much relevance to IU or anyone on this board but I'm really excited for him. He's worked hard, stayed out of trouble and gets really good grades. I just felt like telling people, it's good news for this Hoosier fan.

BRM
04-21-2009, 10:56 AM
That's great news for your brother! Here's to hoping the workout(s) go well.

Boston Red
04-21-2009, 12:29 PM
Didn't Lynch lose about 30 in a row at Ball State? I can't believe he was ever given the IU job on anything more than an interim basis.

Hoosier Red
04-21-2009, 12:40 PM
He was given the job on an interim basis. Taking a team to the first bowl game in 15 years does a little bit for the job security.

Many disagreed with giving him the job full time, but I think its equally likely IU wouldn't have had much success no matter who the coach was last year.

By the way, that's great news Razor, IU's actually gotten better with the new coach(Tracy Smith I think) and are 1/2 game out of the Big Ten lead.

Playadlc
04-29-2009, 07:47 PM
Kellen Lewis dismissed from Indiana football team.

http://blogs.heraldtimesonline.com/iusp/

Hoosier Red
04-29-2009, 08:04 PM
Bill Lynch: Visionary.

This is no where near as devastating as it would be if he was supposed to be the QB.

Hoosier Red
09-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Season starts tonight! I'm excited for the start, but I'm trying to find 6 wins on the schedule and just can't.

My only hope is the Michigan soap opera continues to turn and they're completely in disarray by the time IU shows up.

My prediction 4-8. 3-1 out of conference 1-7 in conference.

BRM
09-03-2009, 04:23 PM
I'm excited as well. I have the same mindset you do as I'm not expecting much. But anyway, it's beer and football tonight!

Captain Hook
09-04-2009, 12:11 AM
As a OSU and Big Ten fan I always like to see other teams in the conference do well.Nice to see IU get off to a good start.Congrats on the win IU fans and good luck this year.

Hoosier Red
09-04-2009, 01:21 AM
As a OSU and Big Ten fan I always like to see other teams in the conference do well.Nice to see IU get off to a good start.Congrats on the win IU fans and good luck this year.

I like Dinardo pointing out that a coach at IU can't look down his nose at any win. But ick!

Captain Hook
09-04-2009, 01:52 AM
I like Dinardo pointing out that a coach at IU can't look down his nose at any win. But ick!

Not that it's saying much but EKU won their conference that year and have been picked to do the same this season.I'm not trying to make it sound like they're a power house but a win is a win.Imagine how you'd feel if they had loss the game.

Dinardo would have said that considering he never won more then 3 games in a yea at IU.

Boston Red
09-04-2009, 02:15 AM
Bill Lynch has to be happy with any win. My wife was at Ball State when he led them through "the streak", so we know he's had his fill of losing (which he'll clearly do a lot of this year, too).

Playadlc
09-07-2009, 04:46 AM
I was at the EKU game...about the only thing good that I saw that night was the stadium. It really looks great. I would recommend any IU fan to get over there and check it out. It looks like a completely different stadium.

redsfanmia
09-07-2009, 07:50 AM
Not that it's saying much but EKU won their conference that year and have been picked to do the same this season.I'm not trying to make it sound like they're a power house but a win is a win.Imagine how you'd feel if they had loss the game.

Dinardo would have said that considering he never won more then 3 games in a yea at IU.

His teams competed and were in a ton of games that they lost because he was severely shorthanded. Had Jerry had more depth on those teams he would have won a quite a few more games.

Hoosier Red
09-07-2009, 10:56 AM
Gerry was pretty mediocre coach who everyone in the athletic department hated. He got blown out by Purdue and that sealed his fate. I think a lot of Lynch's chances for staying an extra year depends on how he does in the bucket game. You can get by with a lot of losing at IU but if you get blown out against Purdue at home, you're pretty much done.