It’s been a tough season for Indiana in 2021 as it hasn’t been able to recapture the magic it had in 2020.

The Hoosiers are just 2-8 this year after being bowl eligible last year and that’s led to head coach Tom Allen already discussing recruiting for next season, plus the transfer portal.

He first spoke to the media on Thursday about who could return to the team next season and knows that a lot of players cannot if they’re granted a COVID year. That would mean the program wouldn’t be able to bring in any high school prospects.

Allen then confirmed that the program has already started to have these kinds of conversations and that they’ll continue till the end of the season.

He ended his session with saying this is roster management that none of us have ever seen before when it comes to the portal, recruiting, and the extra COVID year.

It remains to be seen how different the roster will look next season but the team will first look to improve to 3-8 this Saturday against Minnesota.

Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. ET.