There are plenty of college football coaches who do an incredible job of firing their teams up every week. There are several in the B1G alone.
Indiana head coach Tom Allen might be one of the best.
Prior to the Hoosiers’ matchup with No. 4 Michigan on Saturday, the FOX Sports cameras were able to get inside the IU locker room and capture Allen’s pre-game message. He’d have just about anyone ready to run through a wall.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 17, 2018
Even people sitting at home are searching for a helmet and shoulder pads.
Indiana is one win away from bowl eligibility, sitting at 5-5 on the season. Last year, the Hoosiers ended the year 5-7, missing the postseason by one victory. There’s a little something extra on the line against the Wolverines.
It’s also notable that Indiana hasn’t beaten Michigan since 1987, a streak Allen and his team would love to put to an end.
The Hoosiers entered Saturday’s game as a four-touchdown underdog. We’ll see if Allen’s speech has his team in a more competitive game.