The Indiana football program was able to advance to 2-0 on the season after a ten-point victory over Ball State last weekend, but Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson still had some harsh words to share.
Following the game, Wilson took the opportunity to blast the Hoosiers fan base for the lack of attendance at Memorial Stadium.
When asked about Indiana’s fourth-quarter performance, which saw Ball State outscore the Hoosiers 17-0 to chop away at the lead, Wilson compared his team’s effort to the fans’ early exits on gamedays.
"We played like our fans & left in the fourth quarter." — Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson on his team's 30-20 win over Ball State
— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) September 19, 2016
And it was clear that Wilson wasn’t going to back away from those remarks when he decided to double down.
Vintage Wilson on fans: "If you buy a good enough cooler, that stuff’ll stay cold for you. Let’s ride out the second half." #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) September 19, 2016
It should be interesting to see how the Hoosiers fan base responds when Indiana returns to action against Wake Forest on Saturday. The following week, Indiana plays host to Michigan State, so let’s hope the fans are listening to Wilson’s words.
Show up, support the team and try to stay until the final whistle. The players will appreciate it.
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