Tom Allen explains why he will call plays on defense
Indiana football head coach Tom Allen was asked Monday why he has moved back to calling plays for the Hoosiers’ defense this season.
Allen’s answer was short, sweet and to the point.
Allen asked why he moved back to calling plays: “A frustration with what we weren’t able to do there a year ago.”
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While Indiana couldn’t seem to do anything right, the Hoosiers’ scoring defense was among the worst in not only the B1G East, not the conference as a whole but in the country. Indiana’s opponents averaged over 33 points per game last season. Second place in the B1G was Maryland at 30.7 points allowed per game.
So yeah, Allen’s frustrations towards his team’s defensive efficiency seem to be justified.
The Hoosiers get an Illinois squad that blew out Wyoming in Week 0 behind a balanced offensive attack and strong rushing game. We’ll see if the Hoosiers can slow down that attack in Week 1.