New Indiana football coach Curt Cignetti has wasted no time making waves in Bloomington.
The former James Madison coach took over for the fired Tom Allen and he’s already becoming a local hero, of sorts, for Hoosier fans.
It’s been a long few years for the Hoosiers, going downhill since that magical 2020 season. He has missed a bowl game in each season after that. Fans were ready for a change and they are thrilled with the hire of a coach who just led James Madison to an 11-1 season after leaping from the FCS.
After being introduced as the new head coach this week and saying that he plans on leading Indiana to Indianapolis next year (the Big Ten title – no laughing), he appeared at the Hoosiers’ basketball game on Friday night and had something interesting to say.
During his speech to the excited crowd, Cignetti called out top rival Purdue as well as Michigan and Ohio State — and fans loved it.
If you’re an Indiana fan, how could you not love this? He’s aiming big.
Now Curt Cignetti needs to walk the walk
The new Indiana head coach is already talking a big game, but he needs to back it up. He already made a wild claim that the Hoosiers (3-9) would be in Indy next year for the Big Ten title.
Now that he’s taking aim at the big dogs of the Big Ten, he’s putting a target on his back.
This is going to end one of two ways: Cignetti will be a hero and back up this trash talk or he’s going to be run out of town for being all bark and no bite.
Either way, we’re here for it. This man is entertainment personified.