Written by Evan McShane (@very_reasonable)
Week Seven is in the books and while there were no upsets this past week, the contenders are starting to pull away from the pack.Read More
Written by Amanda Pavelka (@AmandaPavelka3)
Much like Indiana’s season-opening game against Ball State, a victory is expected against Eastern Illinois in the Hoosiers’ home-opener on Saturday. It is not a just a win that makes the team successful, though. Here are keys to a satisfactory victory against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
Don’t sleep on defense
Indiana’s defense had a rather lackluster performance against the Cardinals— with a disappointing 25 missed tackles. Along with unacceptable penalties, this lost the Hoosiers yardage in a game that allowed for it. Every yard counts, and against their Big Ten opponents, the Hoosiers cannot afford misses they did last Saturday. Consider Saturday’s matchup another live tackle practice— one they need to take seriously as their battles only get tougher.
Catch the football
Pass catching was a struggle last Saturday—too many missed catches held the Hoosiers back from their potential in Mike Penix’s first game as starting quarterback. What could have been a blowout ended up a 10-point victory, and against EIU, the receivers will be expected to minimize mistakes.
Ramp up the run game
Running backs seemed nonexistent in the first half against Ball State. Stevie Scott stepped it up in the second half, but Mike Penix led the Hoosier rushing game. That’s unacceptable going forward. There is too much talent at that position for them to be silent on the stats sheet.
Gain bench experience
Coaching staff pinpointed problems with tackling, receiving, and the running game between the postgame press conference and Monday’s meeting with the media. If they did their job, the Hoosiers should establish dominance early on enough to rotate through the roster. Nearly every man should have a chance to see the field on Saturday.
Written by Amanda Pavelka (@amandapavelka3)
The Hoosier Huddle team will be ranking the position groups for each one of Indiana’s opponents. Today we will outline each one of the Offensive Lines that the Hoosiers will face in the upcoming season.Read More
Weekly College Football Links (April 26th, 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.Read More
Big Ten Release
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced today that James E. Delany will officially conclude his term as Big Ten Commissioner at the end of his current contract which expires on June 30, 2020.
The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) has initiated a search process under the direction of the COP/C Executive Committee and led by COP/C Chair Morton Schapiro, President, Northwestern University. They have retained the services of Korn Ferry to assist in the search.Read More
IU Athletics Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana redshirt junior kicker Logan Justus earned second team All-Big Ten honors as selected by the conference coaches, the Big Ten announced today. Fifth-year safety return specialist J-Shun Harris II, senior safety Jonathan Crawford and redshirt sophomore husky Marcelino Ball carded honorable mention recognition from both the league's coaches and media.Read More
Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)
Every week brings a shifting in the standings and the potential bowl destinations. This article is not a reflection of where things currently stand. Rather, it is an attempt to project how things will finish. This is my best guess at the bowl game assignments for the Big Ten and of course, the Indiana Hoosiers (if there is to be one).Read More
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