Thursday, April 30, 2009

Indiana's Lewis Kicked Off Team

ESPN's Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg reported yesterday that former quarterback and briefly turned wide receiver Kellen Lewis has been dismissed from the Indiana football team.

Things have turned from bad to worse for Lewis, who lost his starting quarterback gig to teammate Ben Chappell earlier this spring. I did a blog post earlier this year on Lewis' switch to wide receiver and seriously questioned Hoosier coach Bill Lynch's move.

Obviously there was something that the public wasn't seeing. Perhaps Lynch no longer trusted Lewis as the leader of his team, after such violations. Lynch wouldn't release any details on why Lewis was dismissed from the team besides that he violated 'team rules'. This is his second such offense after being suspended last spring for the same vague offense.

This is a huge blow to the Hoosier team. It was doubtful that Lewis was going to make same impact at wide receiver as he did at quarterback, but the fact remains that Kellen Lewis was a playmaker. In just 2007, he was a second-team all-Big Ten quarterback. He also led the Hoosiers to their first bowl game in 14 years.

Chalk this up to another wasted Big Ten talent due to off-the-field issues.
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1 comment:

  1. Indiana is going to be dreadful this year. I'm excited.