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Indiana on shortlist for College Gameday, according to Lee Fitting

The #iufb4gameday movement has exploded, which has resulted in Indiana making it's way onto a shortlist of candidates for next week's Gameday location, according to College Gameday producer Lee Fitting.

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College Gameday producer Lee Fitting hopped onto #iufb4gameday originator and creator Dan Dakich's radio show today, where he tempered Indiana fans' expectations and hopes for Gameday to come to Bloomington.

Per Mike Miller of The H-T:

"(IU is) on that list, which is a win to begin with," Fitting said. "But what they’re up against next week is Notre Dame at Clemson, and they’re up against Alabama at Georgia. My message to the Hoosier faithful is you better be the biggest fans of UMass, who plays Notre Dame (this weekend), and Southern, who plays in Athens this week against Georgia."

The plus side to the interview is that Fitting did say that IU is on the "to be considered" list, which is an accomplishment in its own right.

"When we see a fan base do that it makes us think, ‘Gosh, if we bring the show out there, it’s going to be an unbelievable scene and we’re going to get great support on and around our set. That’s a big take on what we decide to do."

The other positive for the Hoosiers is that Fitting said he'd "love" to bring Lee Corso back to Bloomington before his time is up and that it'd be "unbelievable" for both he and the fans.

Despite that, the general sense for most who left the interview is pessimism. Fitting left the show saying Indiana would be guaranteed a spot should UMass beat Notre Dame and Southern beats Georgia, but was still a tongue-in-cheek comment.

However, Fitting has noticed the movement on Twitter, and there won't be a better story next week than a 4-0 Hoosier team taking on the defending national champions in Ohio State and the return of Corso to Bloomington.

The takeaway?

Keep tweeting Lee Fitting and Kirk Herbstreit with #iufb4gameday.