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Former Hawkeye Bill Inge enjoyed his return to Kinnick

Former Hawkeye Bill Inge enjoyed his return to Kinnick

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On homecoming weekend at Kinnick Stadium a former Iowa Hawkeye football player almost went unnoticed by the more than 70-thousand screaming fans. That's because instead of wearing black and gold, Bill Inge was wearing Indiana Hoosier colors. Inge is the co-defensive coordinator for Indiana.

Inge played defensive end in the mid-nineties for Hayden Fry and the Hawkeyes. Inge served as a team co-captain his senior season at Iowa, where he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten accolades. Inge posted 173 tackles, 24 sacks and 37 tackles for loss.

Following his playing career went into coaching at Northern Iowa before moving to San Diego State, Cincinnati, Buffalo University and the NFL Buffalo Bills for one season.

On Saturday, Inge's defense yielded 38 points to the Hawkeyes, but as is always his optimistic and classy nature, he gave praise to Iowa while believing there are better days ahead.

"It's wonderful it's a vision made clear--also coming back to the historical Kinnick Stadium we played a great game but we came up short--time ran out on us." Inge said. "We played against a team that does exactly what they do played hard, they played smart they played fast we have to continue to get better as a program and move forward."

As for his future in coaching, Bill Inge says, "Our goal is to continue to be a mentor--leader and guider of young men--whatever happens happens I love what I do..I'm in a great place."

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