On Sunday, Tom Allen took the necessary step of firing offensive coordinator Nick Sheridan. Whatever you thought of the decision to hire Sheridan after Kalen DeBoer left, it became painfully clear this season that Sheridan had to go. I call it a “necessary” step because while the firing of Sheridan was needed to get IU back on the right track after a disastrous (to put it mildly) 2021 season, that firing alone is not sufficient. Put differently, the staffing moves IU needs to make to better compete in 2022 and beyond may start with Sheridan’s firing but they cannot end there. There are clear shortcomings in this program that cannot be remedied by bringing in a new offensive coordinator. Indeed, at least one of those shortcomings – the one we will discuss today – may even complicate the effort to hire the right OC.
We’re back for more football talk, mainly because the season is still going on and we have pretty sizable and ironclad contracts that require us to continue to fulfill content.
We’re trying out a new format this week, with a graphic designed to look similar to our Advanced Box Score that will contain all the info gleaned from our film review of a given game – stats that don’t show up in a normal or advanced box score. We’ll call it Beyond The Box Score. The contents of the graphic should be familiar to those of you who have checked out our Film Review posts in the past.
We’re back after a one-week hiatus. The chart against Ohio State looked like that Color Rush game between the Bills and Jets that wreaked havoc on colorblind people. Which is more havoc than Indiana wreaked in that game so I figured it was probably just best to move on. Continue Reading