Hoosiers Take the Field
March 23, 2010
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.
Junior punter Chris Hagerup impressed in the first spring workout, hitting his punts very well. Hagerup had several punts of 60-yards or more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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