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Indiana Coach Terry Hoeppner has passed away


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All my thoughts and prayers are with the Hoepnner family. This is really sad for the Hoosiers. Coach Hoeppner built this program up from the bottom of the conference and they were poised to make their first bowl game this year. Their new head coach will be former offensive coordinator Bill Lynch. Coach Lynch is a great coach too, and can hopefully lead the Hoosiers to sucess.

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That's a shame. I was rooting for him, obviously to win his battle with brain cancer, but to also get back to the sidelines. I remember reading an article about his battle a few weeks back. At the time, I thought the Indiana AD seemed a tad insensitive. Looking back on the article now, it's not as harsh as I remember, but you can still kinda pick up on what I was seeing.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2893585

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Prayers for his family and for the Hoosiers.

Coach Lynch should do a good job. He was head coach at my school (DePauw) before joining Hoeppner's staff, and the team was pretty good when he was coaching.

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It turns out that Ben Roethlisberger was very close to Coach Hoeppner, he considered him his second father. I wish that Big Ben can get through this along with the Hoeppner family and the Indiana football team. The football team was only told on Friday that Coach Hoepnner would not be able to coach them this year. Coach Lynch is a good man and should lead this team where Hep was taking them.

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It's always sad to hear of a close coach to people dying, and to think after reading that all of the dedication he has had to the team is pretty remarkable. Not staying out of coaching for long periods of time even after the surgeries, it's amazing that a guy with brain cancer would still care that much for the game instead of just giving up on life.

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