Practice blues

It’s hard to tell who’s more weary of practices right now and ready for the season to begin – IU players or the handful of reporters who cover them every day.
Terry Hoeppner wasn’t happy with IU’s practice Tuesday, but told the team that Wednesday’s practice was better.
After practice, receiver/kick returner Lance Bennett said it’s tough to play the same guys in practice day after day for a month, without any games in between, but that’s no excuse for mental lapses.
“It was better today, but we’ve got to bring that intensity every play,” Bennett said.
Wednesday was the last practice that was open to reporters before the season opener Saturday.
During practice, true freshman offensive lineman Rodger Saffold got some snaps with the No. 1 offense.