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Hoosier Headlines for March 2, 2010: Mo Moriarty returns to Bloomington, and more.

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  • IU hires Moriarity as offensive line coach (The Hoosier Scoop)
    Moriarty is one of the greatest high school coaches in Indiana history. He led Bloomington South to two state titles before coaching IU's tight ends from 2002-2004 under Gerry Dinardo. He has been the coach at Carmel High School since 2005 (if I recall correctly, he accepted the Bloomington North job after Dinardo was fired but left before coaching a game), where he won a state title and lost the last two 5A title games in excruciating circumstances (big comeback by Center Grove in 2008, horrible call against Warren Central in 2009). Of course, this hire inspires a reading of the tea leaves concerning the future of Bill Lynch. Moriarty, who is 55 years old, walked away from one of the best high school jobs in the state to accept a job with a coach who will be on all of the preseason "hot seat" lists. Is Moriarty bullish about IU's chances in 2010, with a fine nucleus of skill position players returning? Has Bill Lynch been guaranteed 2011 by Fred "contracts mean something" Glass? Do he and his wife simply want to return to Bloomington, where they lived for nearly 20 years, even if it means he's back on the job market in December? Who knows. Still, this can't hurt from a recruiting perspective.

  • Mo Moriarity resigns as Carmel football coach (The Indianapolis Star)
    "It's bittersweet," Moriarity said. "It's never easy leaving. This is one of the best high school football jobs in the Midwest, but the opportunity to coach at Indiana was something I couldn't pass up."

  • Indiana names Moriarity as O-line coach (Big Ten Blog - ESPN)
    "Moriarity replaces Bobby Johnson, who left last month to become assistant offensive line coach with the Buffalo Bills. A 33-year coaching veteran, Moriarity will begin his second stint with the Hoosiers after coaching IU's tight ends from 2002-04."

  • Women’s Big Ten bracket set (Hoosier Hype | Indiana Daily Student)
    Contrary to promises, I never did do anything regarding women's basketball this season. IU finished the regular season with a 14-15 (7-11) record, and is the #8 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Thursday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.