2019 Indiana Football Positional Preview: Running Backs

2019 Indiana Football Positional Preview: Running Backs

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers have done a terrific job of recruiting at the running back position. After Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard succeeded in Cream and Crimson and have shined in the NFL, running backs coach Mike Hart has some good selling points and the Hoosiers have reeled in some depth at the position.

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2019 Indiana Football Positional Preview: Specialists

2019 Indiana Football Positional Preview: Specialists

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The 2018 Indiana Hoosiers special teams unit had its highs (J-Shun Harris and Logan Justus) and lows (kickoff coverage and kick return). In 2019, the Hoosiers need to have a more consistent performance on special teams if they want to be playing football in December. They have the pieces to do so, but the execution has to be there. Here is what Indiana’s special teams will probably look like in 2019.

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 20 Days (Cole Gest and Joseph Daniels Jr.)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 20 Days (Cole Gest and Joseph Daniels Jr.)

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

We are inside of three weeks until the Indiana Hoosiers kickoff their 2019 season against the Ball State Cardinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Today, we look at running back Cole Gest and defensive back Joseph Daniels Jr.

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Spring Preview –Running Backs Provides IU with Depth and Talent

Spring Preview –Running Backs Provides IU with Depth and Talent

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Cream and Crimson game is less than two months away! That means it is time for Hoosier Huddle’s spring preview coverage to ramp up. The first article in our preview series is on one of the deepest and most talented position groups on the Indiana roster: running back. A stellar sophomore returns after a terrific debut season, a fellow sophomore is back after showing flashes in his freshman season and a pair of highly-anticipated freshmen are joining the backfield. This cadre of backs gives new offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer a whole lot to work with. I’ll begin by giving a brief breakdown of each player in the running back room, provide a few things to look from the backs during spring practice and then finish with a projected depth chart.

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Morgan Ellison's Suspension is an Opportunity for Others to Step Up

Morgan Ellison's Suspension is an Opportunity for Others to Step Up

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Indiana University announced the indefinite suspension of sophomore running back Morgan Ellison. The details surrounding the suspension have not become public but indefinite suspensions typically are not short-term and it is reasonable to think IU will be without their expected starter at running back for the entirety of the season.

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Indiana Football Positional Preview: To Hit the Next Gear, IU's Running Backs Have to Hit the Gas

Indiana Football Positional Preview: To Hit the Next Gear, IU's Running Backs Have to Hit the Gas

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The 2018 season draws near! That means it is time for a preseason tradition: position previews. We begin by looking at a position group that is absolutely crucial to Indiana’s success this season. In conjunction with the offensive line, this unit has to step up and help IU’s rushing attack dramatically improve. Today, we preview the running backs.

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Indiana Running Backs Growing as Spring Practices Marches On

Indiana Running Backs Growing as Spring Practices Marches On

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

One of the biggest questions coming into spring practice a few weeks ago was, how are the Hoosiers going to improve the run game? The obvious answer is to improve the offensive line and find ways for Morgan Ellison and Cole Gest to be more productive and consistent. The Hoosiers finished 106th nationally in rush offense with 131 yards per game. However, the actual answer is much more complicated.

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Spring Practice 2018 Position Battle: Kick Returner

Spring Practice 2018 Position Battle: Kick Returner

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Our next installment of the Spring Practice Preview is the position battle at kick returner. While some may scoff at this and say that kick return is just not that important or we are reaching here, there is immense value in these “hidden” yards.  According to Bill Connelly’s book Study Hall which chronicled the 2012 college football season teams that held a significant starting field position advantage tended to win the game more often than not.

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