Countdown to Kickoff: 5 Days (J-Shun Harris)

Countdown to Kickoff: 5 Days (J-Shun Harris)

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

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Have you made your plans yet? After a long offseason and a whole bunch of reviews, previews, recruiting articles, podcasts filled with our wildest hypotheticals and fever dreams and 95 Hoosier Huddle Countdown pieces, the season opener against Florida International is only five days away! Today, we focus on an offensive speedster returning from an ACL injury that cost him the 2015 season: wide receiver J-Shun Harris!

J-Shun Harris II

-Height: 5’8”
-Weight: 170 pounds
-Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
-Position: Wide Receiver

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Officially Official: Richard Lagow to Start in IUFB’s Opener

Officially Official: Richard Lagow to Start in IUFB’s Opener

Without ever officially saying it throughout the offseason, Coach Wilson did hint at Richard Lagow being the guy to ultimately open IU’s season as the starting quarterback in Miami. On Friday, he stopped hinting, and gave Hoosier fans the information they had been dying for all offseason. We have a starting quarterback. And it’s Richard Lagow.

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Countdown to Kickoff: 6 Days (Camion Patrick and Zeke Walker)

Countdown to Kickoff: 6 Days (Camion Patrick and Zeke Walker)

We are now under a week away from the college football season “truly” getting underway. Tonight’s matchup between Hawaii and California serves as an appetizer, but this will be the last weekend you will be without college football until mid-January.

However, back to the task at hand, continuing our Countdown to Kickoff, now just six days away from Indiana taking on the Panthers of Florida International. Today we take a look at two Hoosiers who are coming off of injuries but are certainly going to be in the mix for playing time, one much sooner than the other.

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Know Your Opponent: Florida International Should Have Indiana On High Alert

Know Your Opponent: Florida International Should Have Indiana On High Alert

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Head Coach: Ron Turner (4th Year)
Overall: 52-87 (.374) 12th year
At Florida International 10-26 (7-17)
Bowl Appearances: 0
Last Years Record: 5-7 (3-5) 
Bowl Appearances Since 2000: 2 Appearances (1-1 Record)
Mascot: Roary the Panther
Colors: Blue and Gold
Outfitter: adidas
National Titles: 0
Conference Titles: 0
Heisman Winners: 0

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Glass Reinforces Commitment to IU Football, Updates South End Zone Project and Game Day Enhancements

Glass Reinforces Commitment to IU Football, Updates South End Zone Project and Game Day Enhancements

Every year Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass meets with the media to discuss the game day enhancements and that seasons upgrades to Memorial Stadium and the surrounding area. Every year we try and pick it apart to see what fans will like, what may be a little cheesy, and what may be a one-and-done experiment. This season there is quite a bit to go over.

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2016 Defensive Line Preview: Can The Hoosiers Be Disruptive Enough Upfront?

2016 Defensive Line Preview: Can The Hoosiers Be Disruptive Enough Upfront?

New defensive scheme? Check. New defensive line coach? Check. New defensive line starters? Check. Plenty has changed since the Hoosiers gave up 44 points to Duke in the Pinstripe Bowl, a game that was gift-wrapped and delivered a day after Christmas to the Blue Devils. Well, if Indiana is to avoid a similar set of events in 2016, change is necessary, but change in itself is not nearly enough. There has to be a greater level of execution, which starts upfront, in the trenches at the point of attack.

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Countdown to Kickoff: 7 Days (Ben Bach)

Countdown to Kickoff: 7 Days (Ben Bach)

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There are now seven days (1 WEEK!) remaining until the Indiana Hoosiers kick-off the 2016 season in Miami against the Florida International Golden Panthers, just a baker’s dozen! Join us each day for each part of our 100-day countdown to the opener! Let’s take a look at Ben Bach, who was number seven in 2015, but will wear number 18 this season. Freshman wide receiver Taysir Mack will wear number seven in 2016

Ben Bach (Redshirt Junior)

-    Height: 6’1”
-    Weight: 197 lbs. 
-    Position: Defensive Back
-    Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

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Countdown to Kickoff: 8 Days (Tegray Scales)

Countdown to Kickoff: 8 Days (Tegray Scales)

Written by: Alex Compton (@alexncompton)

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There are now 8 days (Just 8!) remaining until the Indiana Hoosiers kick-off the 2016 season in Miami against the Florida International Golden Panthers. Join us each day for each part of our 100-day countdown to the opener! Next up, Tegray Scales!

Tegray Scales 

-Height: 6’0”
-Weight: 227 pounds
-Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
-Position: Linebacker

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Countdown to Kickoff: 9 Days (Jonathan Crawford)

Countdown to Kickoff: 9 Days (Jonathan Crawford)

Written by: Lydia Knoll (@lydddknoll)

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There are now single digit days remaining until the Indiana Hoosiers kick-off the 2016 season in Miami against the Florida International Golden Panthers. Join us each day for each part of our 100-day countdown to the opener! Player number 9 for the Hoosiers is Jonathon Crawford.

Jonathon Crawford (Redshirt Junior Hoosier)

-Height: 6’2”
-Weight: 198 pounds
-Hometown: Largo, FL
-Position: Defensive Back

Undoubtedly the most significant freshman for Indiana in the 2015 Recruiting class has been Jonathon Crawford. Crawford was named to the ESPN.com and BTN.com All-Freshman team selection as well as the IU Defensive Newcomer of the Year. Crawford started all thirteen games of last season as a true freshman, and by the end of the season he led Indiana with four interceptions, the third most for a freshman in program history. He also finished with 76 tackles, 48 solos, one sack, one forced fumble, one pass breakup, and one blocked field goal. His four interceptions ranked him third in the Big Ten and 35th nationally for interceptions, but ranked him first amongst all conference freshman and fourth amongst all freshmen nationally. In the Big Ten, he topped the freshmen in overall and solo stops. 

Looking ahead to the 2016 season, Crawford holds a definite starting spot on the secondary. After his performance last year, he’ll be returning to the strong safety position where he’ll be joined by other returners Rashard Fant, Chase Dutra, and Andre Brown Jr. Also joining the secondary will be transfer Jayme Thompson. The safety position is deep with Jameel Cook Jr. getting some playing time last year at safety and incoming freshman, Marcelino Ball. However, neither of these players have the experience that Crawford got last year so expect to see Crawford in the starting lineup. 

Share any comments or memories about Jonathon Crawford or the defensive backs in the comments section (or on the message boards) and be sure to come back to Hoosier Huddle each day during our countdown!

 

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