Just like every other coach in the B1G, Indiana’s Tom Allen was thrilled to received the news on Wednesday. The B1G changed its mind, deciding to reinstate a fall football season, set for an October 23 or 24 kickoff.

Shortly after the B1G made the decision official, Allen joined Big Ten Network to talk about all that’s happened over the last month and how the news was received in Bloomington. Obviously, there’s plenty of excitement.

“It’s been quite the ride. It’s been a long journey to get to this point. I’m just excited for our players. …Just so excited. We worked extremely hard,” Allen said. “A lot of expectation and excitement about this season and a lot of build up and trying to build off what we did in 2019.”

The Hoosiers enjoyed an outstanding 8-5 season in 2019, and were at one point 7-2. They snapped a 25-year absence from the Associated Press Poll at one point and also ended a two-year bowl drought.

Heading into the 2020 season, there are high expectations at Indiana. This could be one of the best teams the program has fielded in quite some time. With season back in place, the Hoosiers get the chance to prove it.

Below is the complete interview with Allen on BTN: