Bolser taking lead for revamped Hoosiers
July 18, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
One characteristic many seek in a leader is the ability to speak candidly about past failures.
Indiana tight end Ted Bolser has this covered pretty well.
Bolser doesn’t hold back when assessing what went wrong in 2011 — when Indiana finished 1-11 and went winless in the Big Ten and against FBS competition — and what’s going right these days in Bloomington.
“I’d like to say we trimmed the fat off our team last year, got rid of a lot of guys who didn’t want to be here,” Bolser told ESPN.com. “Everybody here wants to play, and plans on starting, so there’s a lot of competition going on. We need competition to win. That’s what we didn’t have in the past. People just gave up their roles.”
Such a passive attitude — or a disinterested one — played into the Hoosiers losing so many games.