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“Purdue sucks!”: Indiana football’s Curt Cignetti addresses Assembly Hall

The Hoosiers’ new head man came out swinging on Friday night.

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Curt Cignetti knows exactly what to do when there’s a mic in his face.

From his appearance on Big Ten Network at Lucas Oil Stadium, saying he wanted to make the trip to Indianapolis because he plans on playing there in one year’s time, to his official introductory press conference this afternoon he won the day.

He called working with NIL “Mathematics” and said it’s “Not that hard.” He refused to place a cap on what Indiana could achieve and shared his honest opinion of recruiting rankings.

“I’ve never really looked at stars ever, honestly,” Cignetti said. “I mean, do you really think that some guy that puts stars on kids knows what he’s talking about? Compared to coaches who are watching hours and hours of tape on kids. No. If you want to get ratings and you want to go recruit the guys with the most stars, because there’s always going to be somebody who shouldn’t have four stars that’s going to be available, you go ahead and do that. That’s not how we operate.”

For the longest time Indiana has been known for being warm and spreading a message of love.

Handed his final microphone of the day to address a hyped up crowd during a rout of Maryland at Assembly Hall, Cignetti did this:

It’s a new era in Bloomington.