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Damarlo Belcher named Hoosier captain

Posted on: November 9, 2010 1:10 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

In college football's grand scheme of things, who's serving as captain at Indiana as the Hoosiers prepare to take on Wisconsin Saturday isn't much of a story. But it's still tough to ignore once you see who coach Bill Lynch said the Hoosier players nominated this particular week :

Yes, that's the same Damarlo Belcher who held the winning fourth-down touchdown pass in his hands last week against Iowa and simply dropped it, costing his team what would have been their biggest win of the year and, potentially, bowl eligibility.

That his Hoosier teammates are willing to not only forgive him but rally around him is worth a hearty round of applause, as well as a testament to the fact that even at 0-5 in the Big Ten (and 1-12 in league play over the last two years), Lynch has done an excellent job of keeping his beleagured bunch from splintering. Winning in Camp Randall Stadium Saturday won't be easy, but it won't be for a lack of team unity or character.

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