Hoosiers Take the Field

    Go Hoosiers! Redshirt freshman wide receiver Duwyce Wilson makes a catch as the Hoosiers kicked off spring practice on Tuesday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Redshirt freshman wide receiver Duwyce Wilson makes a catch as the Hoosiers kicked off spring practice on Tuesday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 23, 2010

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana football team held its first spring practice on Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. It consisted of position drills, offensive and defensive specific drills, special teams drills as well as 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 scrimmages.

    Senior linebacker Tyler Replogle and sophomore running back Darius Willis met with the media following practice. Below is the video of their remarks and some observations from practice No. 1:

    • Junior punter Chris Hagerup impressed in the first spring workout, hitting his punts very well. Hagerup had several punts of 60-yards or more.

    • In field goal drills, junior Teddy Schell and redshirt freshman Edward Wright-Baker were working at the holder position.

    • In punt return drills, redshirt freshman Duwyce Wilson, sophomore Shane Covington, junior Tandon Doss, junior Dre Muhammad and redshirt freshman Lawrence Barnett were fielding punts.

    • On the offensive side of the ball, the Hoosiers worked on screen passes. Sophomore Darius Willis, redshirt freshman Nick Turner and Covington all looked very natural running routes out of the backfield.

    • Also during screen pass work, sophomore Tyler Adetona turned in a juggling, circus catch, turning an errant throw into a gain.

    • Doss seemed to step into a leadership role with the wide receivers. He was the vocal leader on the field in the position group.

    • Junior Jeff Thomas, senior Tyler Replogle, junior Leon Beckum and redshirt freshman Damon Sims impressed in linebacker drills, showing good agility in footwork drills.

    • Senior Ben Chappell looked really sharp in passing drills, with his throws looking crisp and on target.

    • Redshirt freshmen Dustin Kiel and Wright-Baker also impressed in passing drills. Wright-Baker excelled throwing the ball down the field, and Kiel looked accurate on shorter routes.

    • Junior Max Dedmond and redshirt freshman Ted Bolser looked very natural running routes and catching the ball from the tight end position. Also from the tight end spot, sophomore Charles Love III showed great burst and explosiveness in the passing game.

    • In 7-on-7 drills, the quarterbacks and wide receivers continued the success they saw in previous passing drills.

    Tyler Replogle stood out in 7-on-7 drills, making several plays from the middle linebacker position.

    • Willis, Muhammad, junior Donnell Jones, senior Jerimy Finch, Barnett, Doss, and true freshman Antonio Banks were back receiving kicks in drills.

    • In 11-on-11, the Hoosier offense showed off the new emphasis on finishing plays, taking each play all the way to the end zone.

    • Muhammad excelled in the slot receiver role, making several catches over the middle.

    • Turner took a screen pass the distance in 11-on-11 play.

    • Willis broke through the middle of the line for two large gains.

    • Junior offensive tackle Josh Hager did a good job getting down field as a lead blocker.

    • Junior Matt Ernest made the play of the day, working at cornerback with the first team offense. He intercepted a Wright-Baker pass in the end zone.

    • Senior defensive lineman Deonte Mack showed a good push, getting into the backfield and flushing the pocket. His pass rush forced at least one incompletion.

    • In 7-on-7 redzone play, Bolser caught a pass from Schell over the middle for a good gain.

    • Redshirt sophomore Connor Creevey made several nice completions in 11-on-11 play.

    • Redshirt junior Eric Thomas got into the backfield forcing a quick throw that was nearly picked off by redshirt freshman linebacker Dimitrius Carr-Watson.

    • Sophomore defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., got into the backfield on several plays, proving to be disruptive to the offense in 11-on-11 play.

    • Junior Damarlo Belcher pulled in a nice catch despite tight coverage from Ernest.

    • Sophomore Adam Follett completed a long touchdown pass to redshirt freshman Jamonne Chester in 11-on-11 play




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