Hoosiers Make Strides in Fourth Fall Practice
Aug. 7, 2008
The Indiana football team held its second practice in shoulder pads on Thursday, Aug. 7. The Hoosier have four weeks of practice leading up to their matchup with Western Kentucky on Aug. 30. In addition to working on drills, the Hoosiers participated in conditioning activities, 7-on-7 and full 11-on-11 matchups.
Head coach Bill Lynch thought the team continued to make strides in the practice.
Lynch said, "I thought we had another good practice. We're gaining on it. It's the fourth day, the second day with shoulder pads. As you keep installing, there is more offense and more defense, so you are going to have a few mistakes because it all adds up, but I think overall we've had four good practices. I thought they hung in there pretty well tonight."
The team opened with position drills before heading to 7-on-7 play that focused on the rushing attack. In the drill, Greg Middleton made the first big play, breaking through the line to swallow Demetrius McCray in the backfield. Kellen Lewis later found the corner where he beat Will Patterson into the open field. Zach Davis-Walker used solid blocking to his advantage in this portion of the practice to pick up several good gains.
In 11-on-11 play, Aaron Burks showed his speed on a screen pass from Mitchell Evans, breaking for a big gain up the sideline. Lewis made an effort to scramble when Jammie Kirlew made it through the line, but he couldn't shake Kirlew, who picked up the sack. Matt Ernest took a Ben Chappell bubble screen pass up the left side and down the side line for a big gain.
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