Twitter: Indiana football nails reply to Pat Forde's jab

The SEC announced its new scheduling policy Sunday, and the conference will continue to play eight league games. The “new” wrinkle: Each team is required to schedule at least one non-conference game vs. an opponent from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12.

Yahoo! Sports columnist and BTN contributor Pat Forde thought the decision was interesting – so much so that, in an attempt to be cute, he ripped Indiana on Twitter. The Hoosiers took it in stride and replied with a classic response.

Maybe it’s just me, but I can think of other teams I’d pick to face before Indiana, which has a formidable offense and has gone from 1 to 4 to 5 wins the last three seasons. Like, Kansas. Or Colorado. Or Kentucky.


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Scott on 4/28/2014 @ 4:57pm EST Said:

Or Vanderbilt. Or Arkansas. Or Kentucky. Yeah, top to bottom, the SEC is just so awsome. Or maybe not.

Paul on 4/28/2014 @ 5:25pm EST Said:

Didn’t you kind of ruin the point of your story by calling out three other schools?

    Brent Yarina, Senior Editor on 4/28/2014 @ 6:02pm EST Said:

    No. The point of the post was to highlight @HoosierFootball’s great reply. I mentioned the three other teams to show that there are other teams to single out before Indiana.

JB on 4/28/2014 @ 5:29pm EST Said:

Indiana has a solid offense and put up some numbers on the #1 defense (MSU) last season. Shore up their D some and they will be in every game.

Jim Bob on 4/28/2014 @ 5:41pm EST Said:

Pat Forde is a creepy, self-important blowhard.

Daniel Alvey on 4/28/2014 @ 8:08pm EST Said:

The comment is rather funny. Sure Indiana has struggled the last couple of years. It won’t always be that way. We embrace our big ten brethern and them all well. GO MEAN GEEN!

Gary L. Hale on 4/28/2014 @ 8:22pm EST Said:

And yet the Big Ten has this wipe on its basketball show all the time. He notice the SEC doesn’t rush to to play Big Ten teams in Basektball? The Big Ten needs to put a huge distance between itself and this overrated glory hound. He only follows teams that have won and acts like he has been the one who has been telling the world he know. He is a hirrible writer and on TV needs to stick to radio…eeek. That face!!

dlknuth (@the4huskies) on 4/28/2014 @ 8:45pm EST Said:

The Hoosiers are going to surprise some people this next season………..I believe Coach Wilson the other coaches and the Players are ready and willing to take on any callers!

Greg on 4/28/2014 @ 9:58pm EST Said:

It was a douche move by Forde. Why call out anyone, period??

Chaz on 4/29/2014 @ 6:07am EST Said:

I think Forde’s comment was funny. Indiana is usually mediocre at football. What’s the big deal?

Barry on 4/29/2014 @ 6:44pm EST Said:

So the SEC teams would be better off choosing to play Kentucky as their required major NON CONFERENCE Opponent, seems flawed since they’re in the SEC

Jeff on 5/1/2014 @ 4:49pm EST Said:

Of course, you singled out Kentucky, but they’re already in the SEC. Whoops.