INDIANAPOLIS — Rodger Saffold has already been through a lot of interviews in the two days he’s been at Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Most have them have been with people he has never seen before, but people who get to determine at least part of his future.
It was comforting for the former Indiana offensive tackle, therefore, that he saw at least one familiar face in one of those interviews. Among the coaches he met during his interview with the Buffalo Bills was assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson, who just joined the Bills after coaching Saffold at Indiana.
“It’s always good seeing your coach down there,” Saffold said. “When you get in the interview and he’s staring at you, you kind of look at everybody else. It was very, very good. Talking to him really made me feel more comfortable out here, especially when I’m the only Indiana offensive lineman out here.” (more…)
Indiana coach Tom Crean talks to Verdell Jones and Jordan Hulls during the final minutes of a loss to Wisconsin. Chris Howell | Herald-Times
Tom Crean wishes using the bench was more of an option.
If he could, the Indiana coach said, he would be much quicker to pull players who weren’t performing up to his standards so that they really understood that they had screwed up and what the consequences could be.
“There’s nothing that gets their attention more,” Crean said Wednesday in media availability for Thursday’s 9 p.m. game against Wisconsin at Assembly Hall. “There’s nothing. … There’s no tool, and I don’t think you really understand that until you’re a head coach.”
But Crean argues that on this team, that isn’t nearly as much of an option. The depth, he says, simply isn’t there, and the facts seem to back him up. (more…)
Moses Abraham is pushing back his Indiana visit from Thursday’s to March 6 because his school, Progressive Christian Academy, scheduled a make-up game for Thursday night.
“If they’ve got two teams and an open gym, they’re going to play,” Abraham’s advisor/guardian Joe Boncore said. “They’ve had eight games cancelled, so they had to make them up. We’re going to try to make it out for the Northwestern game.”
Boncore said there was little to no chance Abraham would push back the visit any further, however. He said Abraham plans on making his decision by March 7.
“Mo just wants to get it over with,” Boncore said. “And he has a training regiment we’re starting the second week of March that’s going to take him through August. He wants to be done with it by then.”
Boncore said he was uncertain whether the visit would be official or unofficial, but that he wasn’t really concerned about footing the bill for the visit.
“It’s Southwest,” he said. “It doesn’t really matter.”
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