2019 Opponent Unit Rankings: Quarterbacks

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

We are closing in on the final opposing unit rankings of the 2019 pre-season. Today we are taking a look at the quarterbacks that IU is going to face on their journey through the 2019 schedule. There will be some familiar faces, but many new players will take snaps against the Hoosiers.

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Running Back

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Running Back

2019 Indiana Opponent Rankings – Running Back

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Hoosier Huddle’s 2019 season preview coverage continues. The opponent rankings series is one of the staples of our look ahead at the season. Today’s focus shifts to the backfield and ranks the running back groups the Indiana Hoosiers defense will need to stop during the 2019 campaign. IU has some questions on the defensive line, specifically with the depth of the interior, and the run defense could be a key factor in determining whether or not the Hoosiers go bowling.

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Opponent Unit Rankings: Special Teams

Opponent Unit Rankings: Special Teams

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

2019 Opposing Special Teams Rankings

Welcome back to our opponent unit ranking series. Today we will are ranking the special teams units for each of the Indiana Hoosiers’ opponents during the 2019 regular season. We will consider each phase of special teams (kicking, punting, punt return and coverage and kickoff return and coverage).

Since we don’t rank IU in this, I will tell you where I would put them. The Hoosiers would be right, smack in the middle of this ranking. Kicker Logan Justus is very solid and Charles Campbell could be used as a capable kicker as well. Haydon Whitehead is a really good punter as well. The questions for IU come in the return and coverage games. Can they find a replacement for J-Shun Harris who was an All-Big Ten punt returner? Will someone breathe life into the kickoff return unit? Finally, can they fix whatever plagued them late in the year on kickoff coverage?

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First Glance: A Mid-October Trip to Maryland Could Swing The Hoosiers Season One Way or Another

First Glance: A Mid-October Trip to Maryland Could Swing The Hoosiers Season One Way or Another

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Week Eight Preview: Maryland Terrapins

When week eight rolls around, we will know what the Indiana Hoosiers are? They could be 4-2 and looking to get a fifth win with five to play. The October 19th matchup on the road against the Terrapins is the swing game of the season. A win here would theoretically push the Hoosiers to a fifth win to start the second half of the season that features trips to Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue to go along with home dates against Northwestern, the defending West Division champ and Michigan. So it’s quite clear what a loss would mean. Maryland brings back Mike Locksley as the head coach after a failed stint at New Mexico where he went 2-26. Locksley served as Maryland’s interim head coach in 2015 after the Terrapins canned Randy Edsall (Indiana beat Maryland 47-28) and finished with a 1-5 record.

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Lines

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Lines

Written by Amanda Pavelka

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 Defensive Lines that the Hoosiers will face in the upcoming season.

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Backs

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Backs

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Hoosier Huddle will be ranking the position groups of every team on Indiana’s schedule. Today we will take a look at defensive backs. The Big Ten is home to some of the best secondary units in the country, and the Hoosiers will face some the toughest of the crop. The Hoosiers will miss Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin out of the West division therefore they will not be included in our rankings.

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Post Spring Big Ten Power Rankings

Post Spring Big Ten Power Rankings

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

As spring practice wraps up around the Big Ten we wanted to talk a look, albeit a blurry one, at how the teams in the conference stand today. Spring is a tricky time to rank teams since graduated seniors and players leaving early are not practicing and most incoming freshmen have not arrived on campus yet. Here is how we see the Big Ten heading into the summer portion of the off-season.

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