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    IU Football Coach Terry Hoeppner passed away early this morning. For those that do not know, he had been battling brain cancer for the past few years. Coach Hep did so many great things for the football program since his arrival, but more importantly, he was a good man respected by everyone. He will be missed by many.

    My thoughts are with the Hoeppner family during this time.
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    I know this isn't Pacers news, but it is a tragic piece of news that affects Indiana sports.

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...S0601/70619031

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    Indiana University football coach Terry Hoeppner, who had been battling brain cancer, has died, an athletic department spokesman confirmed today.

    He passed away at 6:50 a.m. in Bloomington Hospital, the spokesman said.

    Hoeppner had returned to the hospital, the school said Friday when it announced that Bill Lynch would coach the football team this season.

    Hoeppner had a tumor removed in December 2005 and had a second surgery in September 2006.
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    RIP Hepp. This one's for you.
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    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...S0601/70619031

    I know it's not NFL, but there are alot of IU people here that this will be big news for. I guess Hep was alot worse than anyone realized He did great things at IU in his short time here. I hope the next coach can step up and keep the positive energy flowing.

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    Wow .. that was tragic and unexpected.... prayers go out his family and team.. What a class act, I can't believe he is gone...

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    Ah sorry, I just posted this in the Colts forum. Yeah this is really sad =( At least he's at peace now and his family can mourn and move on. He might've made the biggest impact in the shortest time for one of our sports teams that I can think of. RIP Coach Hep!

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    Ah sorry, I just posted this in the Colts forum. Yeah this is really sad =( At least he's at peace now and his family can mourn and move on. He might've made the biggest impact in the shortest time for one of our sports teams that I can think of. RIP Coach Hep!
    We are gonna get that bowl game next year because of him you can bank on that. He was on the road to making us a respectable program. God must have needed a heck of a football coach.

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    Very sad. Seemed like an incredibly nice guy and brought a great amount enthusiasm to a then listless program. Rest in Peace.

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    Oh wow. That's awful.
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    I am truely saddend to hea this. Although not an IU grad and barely a subway fan, I was impressed how quickly he was changing the attitude around the program.

    Condolensces to his family

    and RIP Coach
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    Like Tony Dungy, Hepp always seemed like a notably good person.

    Thoughts go out to his family and the team.

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    Sad news. A really inspirational man who made Hoosier football interesting again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Slade View Post
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    Wow .. that was tragic and unexpected.... prayers go out his family and team.. What a class act, I can't believe he is gone...
    My thoughts exactly.

    RIP coach.

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    Talk about a total shocker. I figured something was up when he kept having complications and was unable to return to coaching. Thoughts and prayers go this family, and many thanks to the late coach Hoeppner for bringing a glimmer of light and new tradition to IU football.

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    This is a terrific loss for IU. The man comes in and changes attitudes and begins to build. Typical IU luck. I agree that he was a genuinely good person.

    Sincerest condolences to the family. He will absolutely be missed.
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    This is a sad day for all of college football. Hep was an inspiration to everyone at the university. I can only hope the football team will uphold the energy that Hep brought to the team in the coaches memory. God bless Coach Hep and RIP.

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    It is indeed sad, and we have 3 different thread throughout multiple forums. It would be nice if we came up with a common forum and merged the threads together into one big one

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    RIP from a fellow FC Grad.

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    You, Never? Did the Kenosha Kid?

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    Threads merged.

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    Also for those who don't know today was and still is the scheduled ground breaking for the huge additions and upgrades to memorial stadium. They will still be doing that today at 3 PM. With Hepp's family's blessing.

    ESPN Classic will be showing our victory over Iowa at 5 pm this afternoon also. Good to see the nation rallying around us Hoosiers.
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    In the two short years that he was here, he made me a fan. It is too bad that he is gone, I will miss him. .
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    Anybody else find it cool that it was rainy all morning here in Indy and then right around 3 PM as the groundbreaking ceremony was starting at the stadium it cleared up and the sun started shining. Maybe Hep was sending us hurt Hoosier fans a message to stay strong and keep moving forward with what he started.

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    Ah... the life of an IU football fan.

    We find a coach that seems to be the "real deal" - great leader, inspirational, from all accounts a good man.

    And then because of tragic illness he isn't with our program for very long.

    The mini-resurgence has been enjoyable. I've actually watched a couple of college football games over the past couple of years, and with the exception of the Antwaan Randle-El years, I haven't really wanted to do that since the early 1990s. And for that I thank Hep. Rest in peace, coach.
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    Ah... the life of an IU football fan.

    We find a coach that seems to be the "real deal" - great leader, inspirational, from all accounts a good man.

    And then because of tragic illness he isn't with our program for very long.

    The mini-resurgence has been enjoyable. I've actually watched a couple of college football games over the past couple of years, and with the exception of the Antwaan Randle-El years, I haven't really wanted to do that since the early 1990s. And for that I thank Hep. Rest in peace, coach.
    See we can't have that attitude. Rewatching the Iowa-IU game today I realized something. Hepp wanted IU football to be something we could cheer for whether he was here or not. We have to pick up the mantle of IU football and carry it for him. We owe Hepp that much. He deserves to see a winning football program. The man promised us the world and did everything in his power to deliver it to us. Its time for us to help him deliver on those promises because he cannot. Hepp was the eternal optimist he wouldn't want us to roll over and play dead without him, wallow in our misery. We all have a part inside us that believes in IU football it just got covered up by years of losing. Hepp just got us to find that part inside of us. Its our job now to build IU football bigger and better than it could have ever been. We were blessed to have Hepp for as long as we did. It'd be a shame if we didn't continue what he started.

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