Tampa (Jesuit H.S.) Offensive Lineman Connor McLaughlin Loves Indiana

Tampa (Jesuit H.S.) Offensive Lineman Connor McLaughlin Loves Indiana

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Spring practice is over and fall camp is still a few months away so it is time for the spring evaluation period to begin (April 15-May 31). Recruiting will be heating up here over the next six weeks and the Hoosiers had an under the radar prospect on campus this past weekend as Tampa (Jesuit H.S.) lineman Connor McLaughlin.

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In Logan Justus and Charles Campbell, the Hoosiers Have Two Kickers Who Thrive on Competition

In Logan Justus and Charles Campbell, the Hoosiers Have Two Kickers Who Thrive on Competition

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

In order for Indiana football to get over the hump and win the games they need to get back to the postseason and finish with a winning record for the first time since 2007, they will need to do all the little things correctly. One of the bigger little things is consistently hitting field goals in tough conditions. While the weather was dry and fairly warm for last Friday’s spring game in Bloomington the wind was whipping around Memorial stadium close to 20 miles per hour, making it a bit more challenging for Indiana kickers Logan Justus and Charles Campbell to connect on field goals. The good news for the Hoosiers is that the four kickers who attempted field goals hit nine-of-10.

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Hoosier Huddle Podcast: Cream and Crimson Game Wrapup

Hoosier Huddle Podcast: Cream and Crimson Game Wrapup

Co-hosts Sammy Jacobs and T.J. Inman recap Friday's Cream and Crimson game and review other Indiana Football news. They'll discuss what the Hoosiers can build on from spring practice, players that stood out and what needs to be improved as the Hoosiers head into the summer. They will also discuss a change coming to the IU uniform.


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Hoosier Huddle's Weekly (April 14th) College Football Links

Hoosier Huddle's Weekly (April 14th)  College Football Links

Weekly College Football Links (April 14th, 2019)

I have gathered popular news stories from around the state, region and country that I thought fans would enjoy. If you have any links or stories you’d like to share please email them to TheHoosierHuddle@gmail.com by Thursday nights. I have also included some fun off-season reading.

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The Hoosier Offense End Spring Practice on the Upswing

The Hoosier Offense End Spring Practice on the Upswing

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

The annual Cream & Crimson game, Indiana’s spring football game, was held on Friday night. A crisp evening at Memorial Stadium offered a glimpse at IU’s new-look offense under Kalen DeBoer. Multiple players were inactive or limited, such as Jack Tuttle, Stevie Scott, Ronnie Walker, Sampson James, Nick Westbrook, Whop Philyor and others. This presented an opportunity for some younger players like Kristian Pechac and Miles Marshall. Although the defense outplayed Indiana’s offense, several Hoosiers showed promising signs. Contrary to the defense’s stellar performance, Ramsey and the offense was victorious based on the scoring system:

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Hoosier Defense Gets Their Takeaways During the Spring Game

Hoosier Defense Gets Their Takeaways During the Spring Game

Written by Nathan Comp

When Coach Tom Allen called off the remainder of the spring game after 57 minutes of offense versus defense scrimmage action, the offensive unit came out on top by a score of 48-33. (Don’t jump to the conclusion that the defense had an off night because 21 of the 48 points the offense scored came in between quarters when the kickers were hitting uncontested field goals). The defense scored their points by way of takeaways (worth 5 points), three & outs (worth 3 points), and missed FGs (also worth 3 points). Despite leaving without the victory (and steak dinner), there was much to be happy about regarding new defensive coordinator Kane Wommack’s defensive unit.

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Cream Tops Crimson as Hoosiers Close Spring Practice

Cream Tops Crimson as Hoosiers Close Spring Practice

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

On a windy but beautiful April Friday night in Bloomington, the Indiana Hoosiers concluded spring practice with the 2019 edition of the Spring Game between the Cream and Crimson squads. The offense, led by new offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer wore the Cream uniforms while Kane Wommack’s defense led the Crimson squad. With Michael Penix recovering from a torn ACL and not cleared for full contact and Jack Tuttle out for the spring with an illness, redshirt junior Peyton Ramsey was the sole quarterback for the Hoosiers. The offense gained points through traditional scoring while the defense could accumulate points for three and outs, stops and takeaways. In between quarters, the Hoosiers ran 7-on-7 “skeleton drills” with Michael Penix at quarterback and Stevie Scott and Cole Gest participating at running back. Field goals were also kicked after the first and third quarters and counted for scoring.

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