Sign language: Indiana Hoosiers
August, 2, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Rebuilding a program like Indiana's requires baby steps.
That's why second-year coach Kevin Wilson kept things basic this offseason. His motto for the Hoosiers was simply, "Team." That word hovered on the stadium video boards during spring practice and was plastered on every player's locker.
The goal was to build cohesion and chemistry for a team that went 1-11 last season and played more freshmen than any school in the country. The "Team" slogan was accompanied by values such as "Loyal" and "Honest." It may sound obvious, but Indiana is starting from square one.
"If we go by those rules, we should be a pretty good team," defensive back Lawrence Barnett said.
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Final West Virginia 40 Maryland 37 Final Indiana 42 Bowling Green 45 Final Kent State 0 22 Ohio State 66 Final Miami (OH) 10 Michigan 34 Final Iowa State 20 Iowa 17 Final Minnesota 7 TCU 30 Final Illinois 19 Washington 44 Final Purdue 14 11 Notre Dame 30 Final Penn State 13 Rutgers 10 Final Nebraska 55 Fresno State 19