Gould Headshot squareJust when it seemed like Indiana football was in a reasonable place, this happens.

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson, awaiting a second straight bowl bid at a school where that’s good stuff, resigned Thursday under a weird cloud. Athletic director Fred Glass was delicately handling questions about whether Wilson was pressuring players to return from injuries too quickly.

Glass kept talking about “how you are a leader’’ and “honest disagreements about how you go about that’’ and “philosophical differences.’’

This spoke the loudest, though. Despite guiding the Hoosiers to back-to-back bowls for the first time in 25 years, Wilson accepted a $542,000 buyout, his base salary for next year. A guy who has five years left at $2.5 million doesn’t do that. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.