June 19, 2007

IU Football Coach Hoeppner dies: 'This is a sad, sad day for Indiana University."......"It was never a rainy day, the sun was always shining for him.".....from IU Basketball Coach Kelvin Sampson.

posted by tommytrump to football at 11:39 AM - 3 comments

This is a sad day for Hoosiers everywhere. As a Michigan native living here for so long you notice that football is not high on IU's list. They are outshadowed by ND's and Purdue's football programs respectively. The one thing Terry brought was a desire to move that program from the bottom of the Big Ten barrel. His billboards and radio commercials all tried to get fans excited so they could build a stronger program, and for awhile there last year they looked pretty good (for IU's standards) It is unfortunate he will not be able to see his vision come to fruition. But thanks in part to him the football and basketball programs will have the long over-due facilities they sorely need. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

posted by dezznutz at 07:34 PM on June 19, 2007

It's rare to find someone whose lifelong dream is to coach at a school like IU. He achieved his dream, but it's a shame that he can't see it through. Good man, sad story. Best wishes to all family, friends and players.

posted by TheQatarian at 09:47 PM on June 19, 2007

I really dont watch football or care about it much (until superbowl time) but anybody dying is really sad.=-)

posted by i_love_me1994 at 11:05 AM on June 22, 2007

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