2014 Indiana Hoosiers

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  1. jonskinny12

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    Team Needs = QB, WR, T, G, DE, OLB, MLB (2), SS​
    Scholarships = 28 SR + (70 - 68 = 2) + 2 = 32​
    3 :5stars:

    Indiana is full of seniors this year. 9 seniors starting on offense (including the entire offensive line) and 10 on defense. So there are a lot of spots to fill in recruiting, but there is also a significant dropoff between the starters and the backups at quite a few positions with 28 seniors, just 3 juniors and 7 sophomores, and 30 freshmen on the roster. This team is better than last season's Big Ten Championship team, so they'll need to try to do something special because next season could be pretty rough as they build a young team back up.

    Offensively, it all starts up front with the line which has 5 seniors and is returning 4 starters. QB Tre Roberson will again lead the spread attack but hopefully will avoid the turnovers as he has had a completion percentage less than 50% the past two seasons and has also thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. He won't have HB Stephen Houston to lean on, but Matt Perez did a good job filling in last year when Houston was hurt, and true freshman Jesse Palmer will get some good playing time there. The wide receiver position will see some new faces as there were 3 seniors last year, but Shane Wynn returns with 9 touchdown catches and 5 kickoff return touchdowns the last 2 seasons.

    On defense, the anchor for the third straight year will be MLB Chase Hoobler. He has 27 career sacks and will look to break the school record of 34.5 sacks in a career. He has earned All-American and All-Conference honors the last two seasons along with winning the Nagurski and Best LB trophies last year. He chose to stick around for his senior year and should have another big season. Sophomore DT Stephon Hadley transferred from West Virginia and will be starting immediately alongside returning starter Leneil Himes. The secondary starts 4 seniors with Shaquille Jefferson moving from SS to CB and Mark Murphy officially making the switch from FS to SS, where he played last year.

    Overall, Indiana actually looks better than last year with an improved offensive line and defense, which ranked first in the NCAA last season in total yards. A Rose Bowl win is the goal this year and the Hoosiers will probably have a down year or two after this one. Although, a couple big injuries could take this team out of the Big Ten title race.

    Offensive Playbook: Custom Spread
    Defensive Playbook: 4-3

    Pos Name Caliber Overall Size Hometown
    1 T (#10) [​IMG] Matt Rogers :4stars: 73 6'6" 324 lbs Roanoke, VA
    2 HB (#17) [​IMG] Brian Dorsey :4stars: 72 6'2" 198 lbs East Rockingham, NC
    3 T (#39) Gary Tyson :3stars: 64 6'4" 303 lbs Spencer, WV
    4 CB (#74) Bruce Harris :3stars: 66 5'11" 193 lbs Trotwood, OH
    5 MLB (#27) Thomas Clay :3stars: 71 6'3" 223 lbs Franklin Square, NY
    6 HB (#75) Sam Beard :3stars: 59 6'1" 210 lbs Carlisle, PA
    7 P (#6) Marcus Moody :3stars: 73 5'9" 212 lbs Matthews, NC
    8 OLB (#52) David Millers :3stars: 65 6'5" 240 lbs Delaware, OH
    9 WR (#167) Dustin Bowser :3stars: 69 6'3" 198 lbs Niles, MI
    10 TE (#35) Orlando Bonner :3stars: 65 6'5" 244 lbs Redford, MI
    11 FS (#7) Alex Williams :4stars: 71 6'2" 178 lbs West Helena, AR
    12 SS (#31) Shawn Lee :3stars: 61 6'2" 212 lbs Richmond, VA
    13 MLB (#38) Courtney Davis :3stars: 66 6'2" 220 lbs Fitchburg, WI
    14 QB (#42) Darnell Todd :3stars: 65 6'4" 235 lbs Palm Coast, FL
    15 CB (#17) Josh Everett :4stars: 70 6'2" 166 lbs Preston, ID

    Pos Name Caliber Overall Size Hometown
    16 ATH (#43) Kevin Dorsey :4stars: 68 6'1" 207 lbs Greencastle, IN
    17 TE (#5) J.J. Smith :4stars: 76 6'6" 252 lbs Ann Arbor, MI
    18 OLB (#47) T.J. Smith :3stars: 68 6'3" 222 lbs Chamblee, GA
    19 MLB (#26) Craig Roberts :3stars: 62 6'2" 230 lbs Maple Heights, OH
    20 DE (#5) [​IMG] Michael Reid :4stars: 76 6'5" 274 lbs Ironton, OH
    21 G (#57) Peter Merrick :3stars: 66 6'3" 295 lbs Cordele, GA
    22 FB (#31) Jamaal Davis :1stars: 67 6'1" 232 lbs Westwood, KY
    23 WR (#29) Anthony Cooper :4stars: 70 6'0" 181 lbs Bennettsville, SC
    24 G (#11) Joe Jenkins :4stars: 71 6'2" 311 lbs West Hartford, CT
    25 FS (#25) Leon Wright :3stars: 71 6'3" 201 lbs Willimantic, CT

     
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  2. C Young

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    The BIG 10 is mine this year! Paul Jones cannot go his whole starting career without taking home that trophy - watch out!
     
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  3. jonskinny12

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    We play in the last week of the season. I wouldn't be surprised if that game is for the division, once again. I'm pretty sure that game decided the division in the first season and I know it did last season. Hopefully we're both 9-2 and in the top 10 going into that game. I would also love to have another crazy finish to shut you out of the Big Ten Championship Game for the third straight year (I'll admit, I deserved it year one but did not deserve it year two).

    Good luck the rest of the way until Week 14!
     
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    Division is yours this year. If I can't beat Purdue, there's no way I'm beating Ohio State, Wisconsin, and you.
     
  5. jonskinny12

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    We've got a new career sack leader in Bloomington! MLB Chase Hoobler now has 9 sacks on the season, giving him 36 for his career. With at least 6 games remaining, he also has a good chance to break the single season sack record (16) for Indiana.
     

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