Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 23 Days (Ronnie Walker and Jaylin Williams)

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Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

2019 Countdown - #23

Name – Ronnie Walker

Position – Running Back (Sophomore)

Hometown – Hopwell, Virginia (Hopewell)

Height – 5’11”

Weight – 211

Ronnie Walker came to IU as a four-star recruit out of Hopewell, Virginia. He came to Indiana with high expectations and while he was overshadowed by the performance of fellow true freshman Stevie Scott, Walker showed flashes of what makes him special. He only carried the ball 32 times, I expect that number to increase, in nine games. He ran for 141 yards, good for a respectable 4.4 yard per carry average, and two touchdowns.

Earlier this summer head coach Tom Allen addressed the depth of the running backs room.

“Keeping everybody happy is not the objective," he said. "The objective is the success of the team. When you establish a culture of L.E.O. (Love Each Other), it's not about me. That's what I want. Selfishness can kill your team. I get it that if I'm a running back, I want to run the ball. If I'm a receiver, I want to catch the ball. You recruit these guys -- we have a freshman (Winters) who scored 60 touchdowns in a year. That young man is used to carrying the ball a lot” he explained.
 
"You have to teach and train them to understand their role," Allen said, "yet you want them hungry enough to never be satisfied with that role. Be content within it to be at your best.
 
"To me, that's the job of our coaching staff to lead and motivate them. As you develop depth, and more position competition, that will be a rising issue. At the same time, you have to have that. It's a challenge. (Running backs coach Mike Hart) has to do a great job of helping the guys understand that if you want to run the ball, you'd better do things right. If you don't, somebody will take your place. That room is indicative of that.”

The running back group the Hoosiers have in 2019 is extremely deep and Walker has a chance to be a regular in the rotation.

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Name – Jaylin Williams

Position – Defensive Back (Sophomore)

Hometown – Memphis, Tennessee (Germantown)

Height – 6’0”

Weight – 179

Number 23 on the defensive side of the ball is Jaylin Williams, one of the fastest players on the team. Williams earned his way into major playing time as a true freshman in 2018. He saw the field in all 12 games making 22 tackles including a sack. Williams also notched an interception and two more pass break ups. The Tennessee native is primed for a big sophomore year should he continue he upward trajectory.

IU has a nice rotation at corner and Williams should find himself pretty much in the middle of it all.

 

 

2019 Indiana Football Fall Camp Report: August 7th

2019 Indiana Football Fall Camp Report: August 7th

Written by Andrew Walker

In the midst of a scorching day, the Hoosiers excelled on the practice field. That was apparent as the practice went on. Earlier, however, there didn’t seem to be much energy around the Hoosiers’ Wednesday practice. This all changed once team drills started. Donovan Hale leaped into the air for a jump ball and got called for offensive pass interference. From then on out, the focus and energy were turned to 11. All three QB’s had their ups and downs on Wednesday, but Mike Penix made the spectacular plays during the two-minute drills at the end of practice. 

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 24 Days (Sampson James)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 24 Days (Sampson James)

Written by Nathan Comp

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The Hoosier Huddle countdown to kickoff is in its final leg. Just over three weeks remain until the Hoosiers kickoff the 2019 season in Indianapolis against the Ball State Cardinals. Today we will highlight the prized recruit of the 2019 signing class, running back Sampson James.

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2019 Indiana Football Fall Camp Report: August 5th

2019 Indiana Football Fall Camp Report: August 5th

Written by Andrew Walker

Indiana Football was back on the practice field today, and from the very beginning, the place was electric. A shoulder pads but not full speed team practice followed some of the position drills. During team practice, redshirt Junior Marcelino Ball was a missile on the defensive side of the ball. In the lineman drills, the offensive line looks great, but the defensive line looks better. Peyton Ramsey, Jack Tuttle and Mike Penix were all given the opportunity to display their passing ability, but it was the redshirt Junior Ramsey that played the most QB1 today. 

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 26 Days (Tiawan Mullen)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 26 Days (Tiawan Mullen)

Written by T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

2019 Countdown - #26

Name – Tiawan Mullen

Position – Defensive Back (Freshman)

Hometown – Pompano Beach, Florida (Coconut Creek High School)

Height – 5’10”

Weight – 175 pounds

The 2019 Hoosier Huddle Countdown marches on! We are now in the business end of the “offseason” as Indiana has only 26 days remaining until they take the field against Ball State on August 31. Today’s countdown feature focuses on one of the most exciting new additions to the Indiana roster for 2019. A true freshman with a whole lot of potential, defensive back Tiawan Mullen.

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 27 Days (Ivory Winters)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 27 Days (Ivory Winters)

Written by Amanda Pavelka

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: 27 DAYS (#20 IVORY WINTERS)

Height: 6’0’’

Weight: 215 pounds

Hometown: Hayti, Missouri

Class: Freshman

Position: Running Back

Only 27 days remain until the long-awaited 2019 Indiana football season. The Hoosiers will make their season debut at Lucas Oil Stadium where they will take on the Ball State Cardinals on August 31st in a noon game. Today we will introduce a freshman running back who will wear the No. 20 jersey— Ivory Winters. 

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For Brady Feeney, Indiana was “Right up His Alley”

For Brady Feeney, Indiana was “Right up His Alley”

Written by Amanda Pavelka

Both Brady Feeney and the Indiana offense line won big last Sunday when Feeney flipped from Rice University and verbally committed to carry his football career to Indiana. Feeney received his first offer to play power five football and immediately decided Bloomington would be home following his senior year at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 28 Days (A'Shon Riggins and Kristian Pechac)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 28 Days (A'Shon Riggins and Kristian Pechac)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

We are exactly a month away from Indiana’s first football game of the 2019 season. Fall camp is here and before you know it fans will be heading into Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium to catch their Hoosiers face the Ball State Cardinals. We double-dip on this Saturday as we look at defensive back A’Shon Riggins and running back Kristian Pechac.

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