Indiana fans are wanting to forget about the 2021 season. However, for Indiana CB Tiawan Mullen, he’s using it for motivation per Wilson Moore of the Indy Star.

One thing that was consistent for Indiana football last season was the injuries. Other than QB Michael Penix Jr., you can argue that Tiawan Mullen’s injury in Week 4 was very harmful to Indiana. While the injuries don’t tell the full story on why the Hoosiers went 2-10, it still happened and Mullens is glad it did.

“I don’t dwell on it, but it do add a little fire,” Mullen said. “You do have to remind people we’re not going back, you’re not complaining about, ‘Oh, we went 2-10 last season,’ but it’s just a reminder that we’re not going back. It happened for a reason. We’re not gonna keep mentioning it, but everybody knows what happened last season.”


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After last season, Mullen understands that mentality just like the rest of his teammates. He isn’t going to let the 2021 season define him, and is welcoming the 2022 season and all it will bring. It sounds like he is fired up and ready to go.

“You’re gonna go through hard times, but hard times don’t define you,” he said. “As a man, as a human being, it doesn’t define you. It only defines you when you don’t do nothing about it, and we’re blessed enough to have another season to do something about it, to change the narrative of the 2-10 season because I guess everybody forgot what we did the first two years.”