How He Got There: Indiana rarely plays with a full deck when it comes to recruiting in football, so Lynch has done his best to build his defense through the JUCO ranks. Meanwhile, his offense has emerged as one of the better units in the Big Ten, with speed on the outside and senior quarterback Ben Chappell. The problem is wins haven't followed, as the Hoosiers blew numerous late leads last season to finish 1-7 in conference play.
How to Get Off the Hot Seat: Just win, and win now. With Michigan coming to town Saturday, Lynch's Hoosiers are in position to pull off an upset over a ranked team. Beyond that, a manageable conference slate should have Indiana staring at the postseason.
Week 5 Forecast: Indiana has enough firepower to hang with Denard Robinson and Michigan's offense, including the weapons to exploit the vulnerable Wolverine secondary. An upset is very possible, and would go a long way to securing Lynch's future.