Hoosier Legacy Player: Wide Receiver Jade Butcher (1967-1969)

Hoosier Legacy Player: Wide Receiver Jade Butcher (1967-1969)

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

With 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of the Indiana Hoosiers magical 9-1 regular season that resulted in a Big Ten title and a berth in the Rose Bowl against O.J. Simpson’s USC Trojans, we at Hoosier Huddle decided to honor Hoosier Football history with our Legacy Player Series. I want to thank Mark Deal for taking the time and effort to help us with this list and teach us about some of the overlooked history of Indiana Football. Hopefully, this series will serve as a window into the past. We will kick off the series by looking at former Hoosier wide receiver and Bloomington native Jade Butcher.

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IU's Defense Should Be Solid, But Details Need To Be Ironed Out In Fall Camp

IU's Defense Should Be Solid, But Details Need To Be Ironed Out In Fall Camp

Written By Alex Compton

The Spring Game came and went. Then it went some more then it ended. A 42-36 win for Team Crimson over Team Cream in overtime, it was full of ups and downs for both teams, but as is the case with both the philosophy remains that it is a glorified scrimmage that you can’t get too high or low about. Stats weren’t even kept and we didn’t go to the effort to keep track too much because that’s not what this game was about. It was about seeing where a team stood still over three months away from opening night kickoff when they take on Ohio State. With multiple key defensive players sitting out, it was hardly a true barometer of what IU will be in the fall, but there were some things worth taking note of. Just remember, Ohio State is still three months away. Indiana didn’t do anything tonight to take a lead or put themselves in a hole against the Buckeyes. With that said, let’s take a look at how the defense fared. 

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Hoosier Offense Offers Bright Spots and Concerns

Hoosier Offense Offers Bright Spots and Concerns

Written By David Sugarman

The Spring Game came and went. Then it went some more then it ended. A 42-36 win for Team Crimson over Team Cream in overtime, it was full of ups and downs for both teams, but as is the case with both the philosophy remains that it is a glorified scrimmage that you can’t get too high or low about. Stats weren’t even kept and we didn’t go to the effort to keep track too much because that’s not what this game was about. It was about seeing where a team stood still over three months away from opening night kickoff when they take on Ohio State. With multiple key offensive players like Nick Westbrook and Camion Patrick sitting out, it was hardly a true barometer of what IU will be in the fall, but there were some things worth taking note of. Just remember, Ohio State is still three months away. Indiana didn’t do anything tonight to take a lead or put themselves in a hole against the Buckeyes. With that said, let’s take a look at how the offense faired. 

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Crimson Wins Spring Game in 42-36 Shootout

Crimson Wins Spring Game in 42-36 Shootout

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Postcard weather and an energetic crowd greeted the Indiana Hoosiers as they took the field at Memorial Stadium for the first Spring Game of the “Tom Allen Era”. Fans and special guest Jon Gruden were treated to a good show as the Hoosiers wrapped up Spring practice with an exhibition that took overtime to decide.

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Hoosiers Land Local Star Running Back Kristian Pechac

Hoosiers Land Local Star Running Back Kristian Pechac

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

It's nice when you don't have to travel far to grab a four-star talent. In fact, Indiana didn't even have to leave the city limits of Bloomington to land one of the best running backs in the Midwest as Bloomington South H.S. product Kristian Pechac decided to stay home and play for the local Big Ten team. Pechac is rated a four-star prospect and the number three running back in the Midwest by Scout.com.

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