Indiana fires Lynch

Not even a win at Big Ten rival Purdue could save Bill Lynch’s job.

Indiana fired its head football coach on Sunday, one day after Lynch became the first IU coach to win at Purdue since 1996.

Lynch, who led the Hoosiers for four seasons, took over as interim coach after Terry Hoeppner passed away in June 2007. He took Indiana to its first bowl game since 1993 in his first season.

But the Hoosiers have since had three straight losing campaigns, and his fate may have been sealed after IU gave up 83 points in a loss at Wisconsin earlier this season.

Lynch, who had one year left on his contract, guided the Hoosiers to a 5-7 mark this season, including a 1-7 record in conference play.

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