Hoeppner Loss is a Loss for Everyone

Sadly and predictably, Terry Hoeppner died early Tuesday morning of cancer. Hoeppner who was a fighter, extremely positive and full of energy couldn't win this horribly unfair fight. This is not only a loss for IU football & the greater IU family, but also the Big Ten. Joe Tiller and other coaches spoke extremely highly of Hoeppner as a coach and a man. Nothing I've read or any anecdotes I've heard speak to the contrary.

"Hep" was clearly a romantic and came back to his "dream" job at IU to re-build something that had been broken since the early 90's. More than those on this site thought that if anybody could do it, Hoeppner was the guy that would take IU back to a bowl game. While I don't know if IU's athletic department deserved such a quality man, I can definitely tell you, Hoeppner deserved a shot to turn his beloved Hoosiers around.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

I had a landlord like this once...

Terry Hoeppner Loses His Fight v. Cancer