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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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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First Glance: Week Three Open Big Ten Play with New Look Buckeyes Coming to Memorial Stadium

First Glance: Week Three Open Big Ten Play with New Look Buckeyes Coming to Memorial Stadium

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Week Three Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes have had some what of a rocky, but very intriguing off-season. There is a lot of turnover in Columbus as Urban Meyer “retired” after the Buckeyes Rose Bowl win over Washington and star quarterback Dwayne Haskins, along with eight other Buckeye draft picks, will be suiting up on NFL Sundays. The Buckeyes also lost two other scholarship quarterbacks to transfer. Seems like all of this noise and movement would cripple a program.

However, Ohio State is not just any program. The demise of Ohio State may be very over exaggerated and extremely premature. Yes, Urban Meyer is no longer on the side line and the defensive staff has been overhauled, but the Buckeyes elevated Ryan Day to head coach and hired Jeff Hafley and Greg Mattison to be co-defensive coordinators (DL coach Larry Johnson was the only defensive assistant Day retained) to revamp a unit that was plagued by big plays most of the year. Yes, Dwayne Haskins is no longer behind center, but in comes former five-star quarterback Justin Fields as an immediately eligible transfer from Georgia. Oh, and the Buckeye roster is still loaded with four and five-star talent. So this year’s Buckeye team, while they have more questions to answer about themselves as usual should still be in the conversation for a Big Ten title as well as a College Football Playoff berth.

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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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