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Indiana redshirt junior LB Marcus Oliver will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Oliver earned himself All-Big Ten honorable mention this past season on the strength of 96 tackles (16.0 for loss), four sacks and a hearty five fumbles forced. While the 6-foot-1, 238-pounder has been immensely productive over the past two seasons, he is going to need to make a hard push during the draft process if he is to make it into the Day 3 conversation. CBS Sports currently ranks him as the 43rd inside linebacking prospect in the country.
Jan 6 - 5:48 PM

Indiana junior RB Devine Redding will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Redding is fresh off a 2016 season in which he rushed for 1,122 yards. This, after posting 1,012 yards on the ground in 2015. While those totals are nice enough, the 5-foot-10, 195-pounder averaged just 4.4 YPC during his Indiana career and fails to crack the 2017 draft rankings of either Walter Football or Tony Pauline. CBS Sports ranks him as the No. 18 running back prospect for 2018. All of this is a long way of saying that Day 3 is likely the best that Redding can hope for come the spring draft. In a loaded running back class, he may well not be drafted at all.
Jan 6 - 3:52 PM

Indiana redshirt junior CB Rashard Fant will return to the school for the 2017 season.

Fant was described as the school's top corner by local beat writers. He is a two-year starter and landed Second team all-Big Ten honors this year. He's on the thinner side at 5-foot-10 and 177-pounds.
Jan 5 - 11:45 AM

SEC Country's Mike Griffith reports that Indiana will hire Tennessee OC Mike DeBord to serve in the same capacity.

DeBord has served as Tennessee's offensive coordinator each of the past two seasons. With his reported exit to Indiana, one interesting name to keep notice of would be former Oregon HC Mark Helfrich. Helfrich has reportedly interviewed with Tennessee on several occasions. The original thinking was that he might serve as quarterbacks coach next to DeBord. With DeBord no longer on board, though, Helfrich could see a more beefy role should Tennessee opt to hire him.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 3 - 1:21 PM

Indiana redshirt sophomore WR Isaac Griffith has chosen to retire due to knee concerns.

Griffith initially tore his ACL a year ago October. While the 6-foot, 194-pound wideout was hopeful that he would be able to play this season, he was forced to undergo a second procedure on that same knee in August due to a nerve issue. Said Griffith, "[Retiring] was a tough decision but I believe God has a reason for everything and I trust his plan." He finishes his Indiana career having caught five passes for 54 yards.
Jan 2 - 5:21 PM

The IndyStar reports that Indiana has fired OC Kevin Johns and TE/FB coach James Patton.

Patton additionally served as a key recruiter for the Hoosiers. He had been on the Indiana sideline for the last four years. Johns was a member of former HC Kevin Wilson's staff from the start, coming on along with Wilson in 2011. While new HC Tom Allen has not pieced together his entire staff as of yet, the team is reportedly hiring Ole Miss WR coach Grant Heard to serve in that capacity -- and perhaps even in a larger capacity.
Source: IndyStar
Jan 2 - 2:12 PM

Indiana redshirt junior WR Marqui Hawkins will retire.

Hawkins initially joined Florida in 2013, then transferred to UAB before transferring once more to Indiana. With the Hoosiers, the 6-foot-1, 213-pounder did not record any significant statistical output.
Jan 2 - 1:37 PM

Indiana junior RB Devine Redding rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in Wednesday's 26-24 loss to Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Redding surpassed 100 yards rushing in three of his first four games, but he managed to hit the century mark just two more times over the course of Indiana's final nine games. On the whole, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior wraps up his 2016 campaign having rushed for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns. This was his second straight 1,000-yard season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Indiana announced that it did not receive game-plan information from former Wake Forest announcer Tommy Elrod.

While Indiana had not yet been implicated in the ongoing Elrod scandal, they made sure to dot their i's and cross their t's, here. The Hoosiers played Wake Forest in both 2015 and 2016. After interviewing every member of the current coaching staff and reaching out to former members of the coaching staff (on that front, all but one agreed to an interview), the university declared itself to be free from any sort of nefarious influence by Elrod.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:48:00 PM

Indiana promoted DC Tom Allen to head coach in the wake of Kevin Wilson's firing.

Of note here, Allen is not being named the interim head coach, here. He is being named the actual head coach, on the day of Wilson's firing. Just bizarre all the way around. In a statement, AD Fred Glass said, "I quickly concluded that person was in our midst in Tom Allen. He is a leader of men. He is demanding without being demeaning." Allen was just hired as defensive coordinator away from USF last January, so it isn't like he has been a mainstay on the Indiana staff. Allen will have his first chance to show off his fresh head-coaching chops when the 6-6 Hoosiers play in their yet-to-be-determined bowl game.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 07:18:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Devine Redding rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Saturday's 26-24 win over Purdue.

Purdue has been downright ghastly against the run this season, making Redding's performance something of a quiet one all things considered. The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder's one-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter did prove to be a crucial one, though, as it gave Indiana a 26-22 lead. Purdue would record a safety with 11 seconds remaining in the game to account for the final two points on the scoreboard. For the season as a whole, Redding has now rushed for 1,050 yards and six touchdowns. With the win, Indiana improved to 6-6. A yet-to-be-determined bowl game looms this postseason.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 05:42:00 PM

An AFC scout would be nervous about drafting Indiana redshirt senior G Dan Feeney early due to questions about his strength.

"I just question his power at the point. I think he's a zone blocker. You don't draft those guys early," the scout said. Not everybody is in agreement on the strength question, here. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein has yet to look at his 2016 tape, but wrote that the 6-foot-4, 310-pound redshirt senior showed "plenty of functional strength" during the 2015 campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 06:09:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Devine Redding rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 33-27 win over Rutgers.

Rutgers held a 24-20 lead late in the third quarter before Redding donned his superhero cape. He would score on a 34-yard run with 2:09 remaining in that quarter to push the Hoosiers ahead, then kept his foot on the gas pedal with a 10-yard touchdown grab midway through the fourth quarter. All three of Redding's rushing touchdowns this season have come in his last four games.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 03:53:00 PM

Indiana redshirt junior QB Richard Lagow completed 28-of-40 passes for 389 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 33-27 win over Rutgers.

Lagow had not thrown a touchdown pass in either of his past two games, but uncorked a trio against Rutgers -- his first three-touchdown performance since September 24. While the touchdowns have not been flowing like water for the 6-foot-6, 240-pounder, the interceptions have been coming at a pretty rapid clip of late. After opening the season with two pick-free performances, he has tossed 13 in his last seven games. That includes four showings with at least two interceptions. For the season as a whole, he holds a just-treading-water 15/13 TD/INT ratio.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Indiana junior QB Zander Diamont ran for 104 yards and two scores on 11 carries in Saturday's win over Maryland.

Since HC Kevin Wilson has decided to stick with Richard Lagow as starter, Diamont has become a, ahem, Diamont-in-the-rough as a wildcat quarterback. (Sorry). Devine Redding finally played well on Saturday, so it's possible that Diamont's tricks won't be needed as much in his sub-package going forward.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 06:20:00 PM


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