Allen on Quarterbacks: 'At the End of the Day, it's About Winning the Game'

Allen on Quarterbacks: 'At the End of the Day, it's About Winning the Game'

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

As the 2019 season creeps closer the thing in the front of everyone’s mind when talking about Indiana football is who will be the starting quarterback for the Hoosiers when they kickoff against the Ball State Cardinals on August 31st at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

There will be a three-way battle for QB1 when fall camp rolls around in August. Peyton Ramsey is the incumbent with a season-and-a-half of starting experience and 4,127 passing yards to his name. However, the challengers redshirt freshman Michael Penix and Utah transfer Jack Tuttle are set to turn up the heat on Ramsey.

Hoosier Huddle had a chance to sit down with head coach Tom Allen and ask him what he is looking for in his starting quarterback.

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One-on-One with Indiana Head Coach Tom Allen (Part I: Overall Program Health)

One-on-One with Indiana Head Coach Tom Allen (Part I: Overall Program Health)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Earlier this month Indiana football head coach Tom Allen invited me to his office for a one-on-one interview. I broke this interview up into four sections, the first of which covers general questions about the overall health of the Indiana football program ranging from long-term goals to non-conference scheduling. I would like to thank Coach Allen and Indiana SID Jeff Keag for talking the time out of the busy “off-season” to speak with Hoosier Huddle.

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Entering Year Three, Tom Allen's 'Five-Year' Plan for IU Football is Starting to Take Shape

Entering Year Three, Tom Allen's 'Five-Year' Plan for IU Football is Starting to Take Shape

]Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Nearly every successful individual, organization or group has a list of goals and a timeline for when they would like to accomplish them. Often, the timeframe set for a long-term plan is five years. This type of planning began as an economic development program first appearing in the late 1920s in the Soviet Union and it has been adopted in basically every industry and organization since. While we won’t be discussing something quite as important as economic development, Indiana University head football coach Tom Allen definitely has a “five-year plan” for his Hoosiers and as he enters Year Three, he discussed his goals for the program and, more importantly, the things they need to do to get there.

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Indiana is One Step Away From Becoming a Sports Wagering State

Indiana is One Step Away From Becoming a Sports Wagering State

Written by Andrew Walker

Fresh on the heels of Iowa and Montana passing bills, the Hoosier state is one gubernatorial signature away from entering the world of sports wagering. Indiana, including the aforementioned states, will join Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island as states where sports wagering is legal.  

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Indiana Announces Beer and Wine Sales at Memorial Stadium for 2019 Season

Indiana Announces Beer and Wine Sales at Memorial Stadium for 2019 Season

Indiana Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Fans over 21 attending football games at Memorial Stadium this fall will be able to enjoy beer and wine to enhance the IU Football gameday experience. 

Pursuant to a pilot program recommended by the consulting firm Wasserman and consistent with the University’s Service of Alcohol Policy, beer and wine will be available for purchase by all football game attendees over 21 through a third-party vendor to be selected through the University procurement process. 

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NCAA Rules Panel Approves Adjustments to Targeting and Other Rules

NCAA Rules Panel Approves Adjustments to Targeting and Other Rules

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The rule for targeting has been controversial at best since its inception prior to the 2013 season and because of this the NCAA is tweaking the rule heading into the 2019 season. On Wednesday the NCAA announced in a release that “beginning in the fall in games using video review, instant replay officials will be directed to examine all aspects of the play and confirm the targeting foul when all elements of targeting are present. If any element of targeting cannot be confirmed, the replay official will overturn the targeting foul. There will not be an option for letting the call on the field “stand” during a targeting review — it must either be confirmed or overturned. Games using the halftime video review procedure will continue to use the current process.”

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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'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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