Five IUFB Takeaways from Big Ten Media Day

Five IUFB Takeaways from Big Ten Media Day

Written by Amanda Pavelka

It was a successful Big Ten Media Day, one that Indiana coaches, players, and journalists left with a ray of hope for what appears to be the beginning of a turning point for the IU football program. Here are a few takeaways from Big Ten Media Days you need for the 2019 season— put them in your pocket and do not lose them.

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Allen on Quarterbacks: 'At the End of the Day, it's About Winning the Game'

Allen on Quarterbacks: 'At the End of the Day, it's About Winning the Game'

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

As the 2019 season creeps closer the thing in the front of everyone’s mind when talking about Indiana football is who will be the starting quarterback for the Hoosiers when they kickoff against the Ball State Cardinals on August 31st at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

There will be a three-way battle for QB1 when fall camp rolls around in August. Peyton Ramsey is the incumbent with a season-and-a-half of starting experience and 4,127 passing yards to his name. However, the challengers redshirt freshman Michael Penix and Utah transfer Jack Tuttle are set to turn up the heat on Ramsey.

Hoosier Huddle had a chance to sit down with head coach Tom Allen and ask him what he is looking for in his starting quarterback.

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Spring Practice No. 13 Notes and Coordinators' Observations

Spring Practice No. 13 Notes and Coordinators' Observations

Written by Nathan Comp

General Observations

·      Consistent improvement and having tangible goals for what to work on when the spring session is complete were the focuses of practice today.

·      Nick Westbrook returned as a full-participant to practice.

·      Micah McFadden and Raekwon Jones returned as full participants at practice today after having been banged up during last week’s scrimmage.

·      Coach Wommack has adjusted the blitz packages the defense will run. Has focused on making them simpler and more efficient.

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Spring Practice No. 3 Notes and Observations

Spring Practice No. 3 Notes and Observations

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Spring Practice Day Three Notables

The Hoosiers were back on the practice field on a day that felt more suited for skiing than spring football. However, it was toasty inside the Mellencamp Pavilion as the Hoosiers put on the shoulder pads for the first time this spring. Here are my observations as well as quotes from players and coaches.

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Penix Recovering Well From ACL Surgery

Penix Recovering Well From ACL Surgery

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Strength and conditioning coach Dave Ballou opened a training session at Indiana University and spent time speaking with the media on Wednesday in Bloomington. In his second year at Indiana, Ballou and Dr. Matt Rhea have had time to implement their programs and it is anticipated that fans will really be able to see the gains and rewards from the players hard work on the field during the 2019 season.

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Spring Preview-A Quarterback Battle is Brewing and Everyone Has Something to Prove

Spring Preview-A Quarterback Battle is Brewing and Everyone Has Something to Prove

Written by Nathan Comp

We are under two months away from the Indiana Football spring game and just over a week away from the first spring practice. It is time for Hoosier Huddle’s preview coverage to ramp up after a couple-month break following the season-ending loss to Purdue.

With a new offensive coordinator in town, the expectations are already heightened for Indiana’s 2019 offense. The excitement only grows more when you take a look at the three options Indiana will have at quarterback; each brings a unique skillset but also their own set of questions to the table. The quarterback competition will certainly be on the front of everyone’s mind as the 2019 season draws nearer.

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