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3 comments by   |   Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 4:25 pm EDT

Bill Lynch

Really, these conference media days that you’re seeing coverage of now are a relic with little real usefulness. Maybe 20 years ago it was important to gather reporters from around the country, and for those reporters to learn tidbits about other teams to bring back to their readers/listeners/viewers, who had limited choices of where to get such information.

But now the world turns to blogs for up-to-the second updates on everything — both Joe Tiller and Joe Paterno mentioned this fact today — meaning you’ve had at your fingertips all the info you could ever need about Northwestern’s third-string right tackle all along. Which is why I didn’t ask Pat Fitzgerald about it today.

What we did gather, today, though, is this little bit of Indiana news: according to head coach Bill Lynch, recently reinstated quarterback Kellen Lewis will have to compete with Ben Chappell, the Bloomington South grad who ran the offense this spring, for the starting spot.

“They’re going to start out even,” Lynch told members of the Indiana press corps. “And then they’re going to compete from that point.”

Lynch didn’t rule out a quarterback rotation, or even the possibility of using them on the field at the same time (the way Florida did with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow, or Ohio State will probably do with Todd Boeckman and Terrell Pryor this season) but said it was too early to discuss any of that.

He said, is his simply-stated way: “We’re going to let it play out.”

Lynch gave a brief update on the status of former Florida safety Jerimy Finch, who is attempting to transfer to Indiana. The Warren Central star has been admitted to IU and could join the program this fall. He’ll have to sit out the year, as per NCAA rules.

Finally, Lynch said that wide receiver Andrew Means will rejoin the team. Means was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th round of the draft in June, and has spent the summer playing for their affiliate in Billings, Montana (where’s he hitting .234 and platooning in the outfield).

Means had originally said that he wanted to return for football but would concentrate on baseball should the Reds offer him a more lucrative deal to do so.

But Lynch could hardly contain the smile on his face when he revealed today that Means called him a few days ago to say he’d return.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 4:40 PM EDT day may be over kill, but Chicago is a fun place.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 5:54 PM EDT

Did you press ferentz on his Dave Bliss type coaching at Iowa?

Friday, July 25, 2008 - 7:51 AM EDT

Ben Chappell doesnt even believe there is a chance in hell. Bill is a really good speaker. I watched him and he is dare I say “stoic”.


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