Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
After Indiana’s 28-10 win on Saturday, head coach Kevin Wilson announced that Chris Covington has moved from linebacker to quarterback. Covington was a 2-star athlete out of Raby in Chicago, IL, he started camp at linebacker but Wilson started moving him around. Covington was a late addition to the Hoosiers 2014 recruiting class. Wilson had this to say after the game Saturday.
"Yeah, he's there. We've been working him a little bit, and he played it a little bit. He's coming off his knee, so he's almost full go clear. So we snuck him out there to call a snap count. I think as we go, it kind of came through the summer playing backer, but as we went through watching this and had a chance at one of our picnics to watch him throw the ball and our post practice deals just goofing around, thought he threw too good to play linebacker, so we snatched him over. Defense got Laray Smith and offense got cut, for a player to be announced at a later date."
Is this the start of another two-quarterback system or just a move to increase depth? Nate Sudfeld was less than stellar in the opener and the staff may be concerned that the Hoosiers need another look, or at least the threat of another look, to stay competitive in the Big Ten.
Here are some of Covington’s highlights at quarterback from high school.