Thursday, September 28, 2006

Because other things happen besides football games...

There's a rather significant backstory to this weekend's game that's received little coverage as far as I can tell.

Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner has undergone two brain surgeries in the past year, one just two weeks ago, and he will be roaming the sidelines at Saturday's game.

The most recent surgery was to remove what turned out to be just scar tissue, but what could hve been a recurrent growth of the brain tumor he had removed last December.

Hoeppner is apparently taking it all in stride as he attended a game, sitting in a suite, just 3 days after the surgery.

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Emotion is a huge motivator. Normally I'd say Indiana is a team we could handle without a second thought, but (and rightfully so) this team must be flying absolutely high to have their coach back.