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IU firing Kevin Wilson?

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Kind of surprising considering the team went 6-6 and just beat Purdue who is their arch rival. They also beat Michigan St and played Michigan very competitively.

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35 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Kind of surprising considering the team went 6-6 and just beat Purdue who is their arch rival. They also beat Michigan St and played Michigan very competitively.

Word is he was abusing players.

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46 minutes ago, OffensivelyPC said:

This came out of nowhete...somethung happened . ..

Yup. Can't imagine he was fired due to the teams play, I mean he just took them to two straight bowls. Something must be going on behind the scenes.

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48 minutes ago, RockThatBlue said:

Yup. Can't imagine he was fired due to the teams play, I mean he just took them to two straight bowls. Something must be going on behind the scenes.

Didn't he just sign a 6 year deal . With the team on the rise there is no way it's related to the teams performance  

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33 minutes ago, B~Town said:

Didn't he just sign a 6 year deal . With the team on the rise there is no way it's related to the teams performance  

Yes. 

 

Fred Glass said it was a philosophical difference.

 

Umm, why did he just get an extension then? I don't buy it.

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31 minutes ago, RockThatBlue said:

Yes. 

 

Fred Glass said it was a philosophical difference.

 

Umm, why did he just get an extension then? I don't buy it.

I have a feeling he was asked/told to fire a coach of punish a player and he said no(Total Speculation)

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This is all I could find and it had to do with the treatment of players.  Basically pressuring injured players to play and one who had a concussion being rushed back to play and causing issues.  

 

http://thespun.com/big-ten/indiana/why-kevin-wilson-fired-indiana

 

On an added note, glad to see Allen get a chance, he made a complete turnaround with the defense this year.  Although for next season, he will need to find a strong offensive coordinator to follow in Wilson's path. 

 

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There must have been an NCAA violation looming around that might have landed IU in hot water down the road, so they are cutting their losses now.

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Found another article, seems to pretty much say the same thing with nothing conclusive.  However, they did have some interesting notes from the press conference by Athletic Director Fred Glass.    

 

He characterized Wilson’s departure as a resignation, meaning Wilson willingly gave up more than $2 million he would have received had he been fired without cause. Under terms of their separation agreement, IU will pay Wilson one year base pay ($542,000); Wilson will eat the remaining four years ($2,168,000)

 

Direct quotes from Glass;

“What might be OK at other places, what might be OK in an industry, isn’t necessarily OK here,” he said. “And that doesn’t make me right or wrong, but I can tell you that I came at this earnestly with the best interests of IU at heart, and I can tell you I’m proud to be part of an institution that (prioritizes) doing the right thing ahead of competitive success.”

Glass also offered the following, unprompted, of Allen:

“He is demanding but not demeaning,” Glass said of Kevin Wilson’s replacement. “He cares about his players, and they care back.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2016/12/01/doyel-kevin-wilson-gone-but-what-pushed-him-out/94756854/

 

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20 hours ago, PrincetonTiger said:

I have a feeling he was asked/told to fire a coach of punish a player and he said no(Total Speculation)

Would he get fired for that though?

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1 hour ago, chad72 said:

There must have been an NCAA violation looming around that might have landed IU in hot water down the road, so they are cutting their losses now.

I was thinking the same thing. 

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1 hour ago, RockThatBlue said:

I was thinking the same thing. 

The way things are sounding, it's looking that way, or at least enough noise from treatment of players to the program look bad.  It also looks bad on Wilson's part that he would forfeit most of his contract.  If he was straight up fired, he would still receive the rest of the money owed. 

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