After finishing 3-9 and only 1-8 in conference play, Indiana football fired Tom Allen, who had been the head coach of Indiana since December 2016. Allen finished his head coaching tenure with a 33-49 record. It was going to happen sooner than later.
Now, on the point of this article, while Indiana only won three games this season, they have a few good players on this team.
Here are five of my favorite players on this Hoosier team, and I believe they could transfer and help another school win.
1. Omar Cooper Jr.
Cooper is a redshirt freshman wide receiver out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Cooper had 18 receptions for 267 yards and two touchdowns to finish his freshman season. While he may be from Indiana, that does not mean he would be willing to leave for a better situation.
2. Phillip Dunnam
Dunnam is a sophomore defensive back out of Miami, Florida. He had 53 tackles, six pass deflections, and three interceptions during his second year in Bloomington. He led the Hoosiers in interceptions. He could easily be an impact player on a team like Florida or UCF.
3. Amare Ferrell
Ferrell is a freshman safety out of Lake City, Florida. He only had nine tackles this season for the Hoosiers. Ferrell was arguably the best player in Indiana’s 2023 recruiting class. During his recruitment, he visited schools like Florida State and South Carolina and held offers from schools like Kentucky, UCF, Miami, and Penn State.
4. Jamari Sharpe
Sharpe is a redshirt freshman defensive back out of Miami, Florida. He has 22 tackles, two pass deflections, and an interception this season. Jamari’s uncle played cornerback for Miami in the early 2000s, so that could be a potential spot if he entered the portal.
5. Trent Howland
Howland is a sophomore running back out of Joliet, Illinois. He had 76 carries, 354 yards, and two touchdowns during his second season with the Hoosiers. Howland led the Hoosiers in rushing yards and rush per carry. He is a great player, and teams are always looking for running backs.