The Unrepentant Individual

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September 13, 2006

Coach Hep In For Second Brain Surgery

As reported by Every Day Should Be Saturday, Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner, who recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor (missing only two days of work in the process) is headed under the knife again:

The Indiana University Department of Athletics announced today that head football coach Terry Hoeppner will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to address a medical issue. In his absence, assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Bill Lynch will assume the position of interim head coach, effective immediately.

Hoeppner has been under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Marshall Poor, who will perform the surgical procedure.

“An MRI scan displayed evidence of a possible recurrent tumor,” Poor said. “Surgery is planned to resect the tumor, and I would anticipate a return to work in two to four weeks.”

As a Purdue fan, to say that I’m not exactly friendly to IU is obvious. But at the same time, I wish Terry and his family the best. He seems to be a genuinely good guy, and nobody deserves this. I don’t care if he’s a Big Ten coach, or what he’s doing to revive the IU program. This is just a tough time for a person and a family, and I wish him the best during his fight against this.

I didn’t mention this, but the funeral I attended a few weeks ago was my aunt. She was a part of the family group who came out to visit us at Easter. At that time, she was lucid, energetic, and we all had a great time. In early-mid July, I got a call that she was having speech problems, and found out shortly thereafter that she had an inoperable brain tumor. In August, I was at her funeral. These things happen quick.

I can imagine what Terry Hoeppner and his family are going through. While my aunt was 85 years old, Terry’s in the prime of his life. Regardless of his fame, on a purely personal level I hope he can pull through this.

If you have any thoughts for Coach Hep and the IU faithful, send them over:

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