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Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman had surgery on his toe and foot in December, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Once again sources I’ve spoken with question whether Coleman will be ready to workout at the combine," the analyst added, echoing a report he filed last week. While it would be nice for the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman to blow away evaluators with his speed at the combine, they've probably seen all they need to in order to make an informed decision. Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, becoming the 18th FBS player to rush for 2,000 yards. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Coleman looks like a combination of DeMarco Murray and Darren McFadden, "with his NFL projection landing somewhere in between those two backs."
Jan 5 - 3:25 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman is nursing injuries and might not be healed in time to participate in the combine, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"[Coleman] has a foot injury and had been using crutches to get around," Pauline wrote. "Those familiar with the situation wonder if the junior will be ready to workout at the combine." The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, becoming the fourth fastest and the 18th FBS player to reach the 2,000-yards in a single season. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Coleman looks "like DeMarco Murray on some carries and Darren McFadden on others with his NFL projection landing somewhere in between those two backs."
Jan 3 - 6:00 PM

Former UAB sophomore RB Jordan Howard announced his transfer to Indiana.

Howard rushed for 1,587 yards and 13 touchdowns at a rate of 5.2 yards per carry in 2014. With Tevin Coleman jumping to the NFL, Howard could step in and see the lion's share of carries for Indiana next year. Howard also visited Notre Dame.
Jan 1 - 1:45 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "is arguably the best three down back in this draft class not named Todd Gurley," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He is arguably the best three down back in this draft class not named Todd Gurley because of his ability in pass protection and catching the ball, putting his draft value in the second round range," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. The Doak Walker Award finalist was the fourth fastest and the 18th FBS player to reach the 2,000-yards in a single season. Brugler adds that "Coleman looks like DeMarco Murray on some carries and Darren McFadden on others with his NFL projection landing somewhere in between those two backs."
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman will declare for the NFL draft.

"This is my dream," Coleman said to Joe Schad. The running back has a similar running style to Darren McFadden, but uses his free arm/chicken wing to absorb and redirect contact. When Indiana's quarterback went down, defenses packed the box even more. Coleman was able to break first contact and make the most of the yards blocked for him. He can be a home run hitter.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman is "strongly considering" entering the 2015 NFL Draft, reports Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin.

You can write Coleman's name into the draft in ink. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reported earlier this month that the star runner was already meeting with agents. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. He's been pegged by most, including ESPN's Mel Kiper, as a second-rounder.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:13:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "has been the biggest riser this year," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Coleman is now ranked as Kiper's No. 3 running back, behind only Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley. Kiper previously wrote that Coleman "has a chance to go in Round 2" if he leaves. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reported earlier this week that Coleman "has been meeting with agents," which should tell you that Coleman has all but declared. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:04:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "has been meeting with agents," which means Coleman could be on his way to entering the draft.

"I'm told Tevin Coleman/RB/Indiana has been meeting with agents. No confirmation he signed with anyone but a further sign he's entering the draft," Pauline tweeted. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman has rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, and according to ESPN's Mel Kiper "he has a chance to go in Round 2" if he leaves. Pauline noted in another tweet, that he believes that Coleman is "likely to be under-drafted."
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Former UAB sophomore RB Jordan Howard is visiting Notre Dame this weekend.

This extra recruiting period was obviously not planned for UAB players, but with the program being cut off all are eligible to transfer and play immediately. Howard was expected to visit Wisconsin before Gary Andersen's departure, but perhaps his focus is now on Notre Dame. He rushed for 1,587 yards and 13 touchdowns at a rate of 5.2 yards per carry in 2014.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Former UAB redshirt freshman WR Marqui Hawkins transferred to Indiana.

Because UAB axed its football program, Hawkins, and all of his former teammates who decide to transfer, will have immediate eligibility. The former three-star recruit, rated as the No. 50 receiver, signed with Florida in 2013. After redshirting, he transferred to UAB and sat out this past season. Hawkins retains three seasons of eligibility beginning in 2015.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "can't expect to improve" on his 2014 season and he might decide to bolt for the draft early while he's healthy, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season (the Hoosiers didn't qualify for a bowl game). "He has a chance to go in Round 2 if he leaves, which isn't bad for a running back," Kiper wrote. "And remember, he's a running back. Health matters because teams want a guy who can play right away at that position." The analyst believes Coleman could get coaxed back to school for another season if he's convinced he could work into Round 1 in the 2016 draft. We bet he's going to declare early either way.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:28:00 PM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Indiana will retain Indiana HC Kevin Wilson in 2015.

The Hoosiers beat Purdue over the weekend to finish 4-8 overall, and just 1-7 in the Big 10. To be fair, Indiana looked like a surefire bowl team before quarterback Nate Sudfeld went down with a season-ending injury. Wilson has gone 14-34 over four seasons in Bloomington, and just 6-26 in the Big Ten. It would appear that he'll need to reach a bowl in 2015 to retain his job going forward.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:37:00 AM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 130 yards on 29 carries in the school's 23-16 win over Purdue.

Indiana could only compile 119 passing yards, and that limited aerial game has factored into defenses' gameplans against Coleman. We know he has long speed and agility, and Coleman showed off some tackle breaking skills against stacked boxes.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman has dominated this season behind "a suspect offensive line," an NFL scout told Sports Illustrated.

"NFL scouts expect Saturday to be Coleman’s final collegiate game," the site reports. The 6-1, 210-pound junior has collected 1,906 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 241 carries this year. "You don’t reel off that many long runs behind a suspect offensive line like that and have the production he has," a scout said. "He should be in the Heisman conversation. He doesn’t have a lot around him." The scout believes Coleman could go in the late first round, but is more probably an early second-rounder. "The one thing with him though is is he going to be consistently able to give you the three-, four-, five-yard runs that sustain drives?" the scout said. "If he’s hitting this many long runs, there’s just not many guys like that in the league like the Chris Johnson when he first got in the league or the Reggie Bush or the LeSean McCoys. Those guys are all more elusive than him per se as far as make-miss ability, but this guy is good."
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:00:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "is now an early-second-round talent."

McShay actually grades him a bit higher than that, ranking Coleman as the No. 25 overall player in the class. "What jumps out most on tape is his burst to and through the hole, and while he doesn't have great wiggle to make defenders miss, he has enough top-end speed to outrun most linebackers and defensive backs," McShay wrote. "He has above-average vision and power, and would benefit from improved strength. He's an underclassman, but I've heard it's likely he will leave early for the draft." Coleman is merely 94 rushing yards away from 2,000.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 07:08:00 PM


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