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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2019 Indiana Football Fall Camp Report: August 12th

2019 Indiana Football Fall Camp Report: August 12th

Written by Andrew Walker

The Hoosiers were indoors at Mellencamp Pavilion on Monday, and what started off as a relatively slow practice without helmets, turned into some pretty exciting team drills. The focus today was less about full run throughs and more about the ins and outs of special teams, two-minute offense, and a few other nitty gritty things. Peyton Ramsey ended up taking a majority of the snaps, but Mike Penix and Jack Tuttle looked good in their reps as well. 

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Seven Hoosiers on Pre-Season All-Big Ten Teams in Preview Magazines

Seven Hoosiers on Pre-Season All-Big Ten Teams in Preview Magazines

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Every summer around Memorial Day college football fans rifle through magazine stands at their local supermarket or bookstore in search of a pre-season college football preview magazine. I know that every time I hit Kroger or Books-a-Million after May 10th I check just in case they come in early. I consider there to be four big, must buy magazines every year, Athlon Sports, Lindy’s, Phil Steele and Street and Smith’s. Some are better than others, but each have their own strengths. Why buy four magazines? Well, I am crazy, but I like having other perspectives to compile. One of the great tools that these magazines provide is their pre-season All-Big Ten teams. This year, there are seven Hoosiers who earned that honor heading into the 2019 season and eight have been singled out in the magazines. Here they are:

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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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Spring Practice 2018 Position Preview: Special Teams

Spring Practice 2018 Position Preview: Special Teams

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

We have reached the point where we are under 10 days until spring practice and today we are looking at the special teams units for the Hoosiers. There are some rock solid options at punter, long snapper and holder, but everything else is wide open.

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Countdown to IUFB Kickoff: 82 Days (Luke Timian and Logan Justus)

Countdown to IUFB Kickoff: 82 Days (Luke Timian and Logan Justus)

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

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The Hoosier Huddle Countdown to Kick-off rolls along as we move to number 82! That means there are now only 82 days until the Indiana Hoosiers kick-off the 2017 season by hosting the mighty Buckeyes of Ohio State. The countdown today features a look at two very different players that happen to share the same number: Logan Justus and Luke Timian.

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2017 Spring Practice Preview: Special Teams

2017 Spring Practice Preview: Special Teams

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

A renewed emphasis will be put on the importance of special teams in 2017, when the Hoosiers start spring Practice on March 4th. The special teams unit was one of the Hoosiers’ bugaboos in 2016 that kept them from taking the next step up from a second consecutive 6-7 season. The Hoosiers struggled in all facets of the forgotten phase of the game. Griffin Oakes was sub-par the on both field goals and kick-offs, Joseph Gedeon wasn’t the difference maker at punter that he may have looked like against FIU, and the return game (both punt and kick) was non-existent.  This spring may serve as a wake-up call for any player that thinks their jobs on a special teams unit is safe.

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