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Observations from first day of spring practice

Indiana had its first day of spring practice Tuesday, and by NCAA rule, they weren’t allowed to wear any sort of pads other than helmets, so it was tough to really gather a whole lot about the team going forward.

But perhaps the most newsy thing is the Hoosiers an 11-on-11, non-tackling scrimmage at the end of practice, which forced them to reveal what at least at this point are their first-team offenses and defenses. On offense, the returning starters were mostly where you would expect them to be (quarterback Ben Chappell, running back Darius Willis, wide receivers Damarlo Belcher and Tandon Doss, tight end Max Dedmond, center Will Matte and right tackle James Brewer.) At the up-for-grabs positions, Dre Muhammad and Duwyce Wilson played in the third wide receiver spot where Terrance Turner would be if not for neck surgery that has him out for the spring. Andrew McDonald was playing left tackle and Cody Faulkner and Marc Damisch were at the guard positions.

Defense was a little more shaken up. Donnell Jones, a cornerback last season, was playing safety with Chris Adkins. Richard Council and Matt Ernest were manning the corner spots. Senior Tyler Replogle was the middle linebacker, flanked by Damon Sims and Chad Sherer on the outsides. Darius Johnson and Fred Jones were the defensive ends, and returning starters Adam Replogle and Larry Black, Jr., were back at defensive tackle.

Those lineups could see vast changes, of course, and it was only the first day of spring practice, but it gives fans at least some idea of how IU coaches see their teams on March 23.

Play of the day probably went to Ernest, who intercepted about a 40-yard pass from Edward Wright-Baker in the end zone during an 11-on-11 scrimmage that had a mix of first and second teamers. (It was sort of like the 1.5 team on both sides.). Willis and redshirt freshman Nick Turner each had a few nice runs, and Ben Chappell seemed mostly sharp with his throws and Muhammad hauled down a few of them.

The Hoosiers have another open practice on Thursday at 4 p.m.


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Indiana coach Bill Lynch walks off the field with his son Billy during fall camp last season. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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AAU coach: Indiana not recruiting Mobley

Felix Taylor, one of forward Brandon Mobley’s AAU coaches with the Atlanta Celtics, said that Indiana has not been recruiting Mobley. Mobley recently told a Savanna, Ga., newspaper that he was close to signing with the Hoosiers.

Taylor also said that David Williams, who verbally committed to Indiana before opening up his recruitment, will play for North Carolina-Greensboro.


Branden Dawson video

Again, sorry for the quality. But you can still see Dawson’s athleticism. He’s No. 13 in the black.


IU releases spring depth chart

Along with its spring prospectus, Indiana also put out its first depth chart for the 2010 season. It should be stressed that it is extremely premature, and that most of the reason it’s even being released is for the preview magazines who have to write their pieces shortly after spring games. For instance, pay no attention to the fact that sophomore Adam Follett is listed as the backup quarterback, because it is pretty likely that when the dust settles, that job will go to either Edward Wright-Baker or Dusty Kiel.

But one way or another, it’s a depth chart, and it follows. (more…)


Lynch: “We’re going to be more multiple,” on defense

After Indiana finished 10th in the Big Ten in scoring defense last season, IU coach Bill Lynch said Monday that schematic changes will be made to the defense beginning this spring.

“We’re going to be a little bit more multiple,” he said.

What that means specifically, Lynch said, is the Hoosiers will occasionally work in a 3-4 front with its base 4-3. Lynch stressed that it won’t be a wholesale change, and that anyone who attends the first few sessions of spring practice won’t see any use of the 3-4 at all. The Hoosiers don’t have the personnel to run an NFL style 3-4, Lynch said, mostly because they don’t have a truly monstrous nose tackle to put in the middle of the defense.

What they do have, though, is a group of defensive ends who are slightly smaller but more athletic than the prototypes, and who could be just as effective if not more so standing up than they could be coming out of a three-point stance. (more…)


Oladipo, Abraham will play in Derby Festival Classic

Indiana signee Victor Oladipo and prospect Moses Abraham will be among the participants in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic on April 9 and 10 in Louisville.

This is the same all-star game (with a slam-dunk and 2-on-2 tournament the night before at Bellarmine) that Jordan Hulls, Maurice Creek and Christian Watford played in last season.

The game will be at Freedom Hall.

Also on the roster is old friend Ray McCallum, who is still making his college decision.

Hat tip to Alex Bozich over at Inside the Hall for the rosters.

Black
Anthony Brown #3 Stanford  6’7/180 F
Justin Coleman #21 Louisville 6’5/215 F
Gorgui Dieng #10 Undecided 6’10/210 C
Ryan Harrow #12 NC State 6’/158 G
Tyler Lamb #0 UCLA 6’4/195 G
Nate Lubick #33 Georgetown 6’9/227 F
Russ Smith #24     Louisville 6’2/150 G
Trey Zeigler #32 Undecided 6’5/185 G
Elisha Justice Louisville 5′11/167 G

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Moses Abraham Undecided 6’9/235 C
Trae Golden #5 Tennessee 6’2/190 G
Josh Hairston #15 Duke 6’9/195 F
Justin Martin #20 Xavier 6’6/200 F
Ray McCallum #3 Undecided 6’2/175 G
Jordan McRae #1 Tennessee 6’6/180 G/F
Victor Oladipo #23 Indiana 6’5/180 G
Stacey Poole, Jr. #2 Kentucky 6’5/200 F
Dwight Powell #33 Stanford 6’9/215 C
Royce Woolridge Kansas 6’1/175 G



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Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]8310James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]6460Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]5540Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]5080Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]4770Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]4630Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]4320Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]4720Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]4140Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]4160Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]4600Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]5010Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]5500Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]5730Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]6030Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]13690Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]7840Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]6570Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]5130Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]4880Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]4980Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]4270Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]3870Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]4850Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]4340Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]4190Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]4360Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]4110Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]4030Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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