Three players leave Indiana’s football program

As first reported on The Hoosier Scoop yesterday, Indiana linebacker Josh Bailey is leaving the Hoosier football program to transfer to Western Kentucky.

Bailey’s departure was confirmed this afternoon by an Indiana athletics department spokesman who said linebacker Greg Weeks and defensive end Neal Jones have also left the football program during the offseason “for personal reasons.”

Bailey and Jones were redshirt freshmen last season. Weeks was a sophomore.

While Bailey is a significant loss having finished the season ninth on the team in tackles and first in tackles for loss, Weeks and Jones were not on IU’s two-deep and neither made any tackles during the season.

While losing three players, the Hoosiers have also picked up two during the off-season.

Junior college transfer Kevin Burrus and punter/quarterback Chris Hagerup, who will both be part of IU’s 2007 recruiting class, are already on campus to take classes and participate in winter conditioning and spring football practice.

The 6-foot-5 Hagerup, who’s from Whitefish Bay, Wis., is the leading candidate to fill the starting punter job left open by the loss of senior Tyson Beattie.

Burris, the 6-foot-2, 258-pound brother of Indiana defensive tackle Keith Burrus, will be one of the candidates to fill the hole created by the loss of senior starting defensive end Kenny Kendal. Both Burrus brothers played at Ben Davis and Coffeyville Community College in Kansas before coming to IU.

5 comments

  1. Kevin,

    Thanks I knew they played at Ben Davis, but somehow typed Warren Central anyway. There’s been so much talk about Warren Central recruits lately that I guess I Finched it on this one. I’ll correct my story above. Thanks for your help.

    Doug

  2. Casey | January 25th, 2010 at 6:30 pm |

    Complaining because our basketball coach claps a lot has got to be one of the most absurd criticisms I’ve ever heard.

    Really?

    Fine, question his decisions — his line ups, his recruiting tactics. Whatever. Everyone has their own unique opinion about those things, and it’s all good, because those things are important to the success of the team.

    Tom Crean clapping or not clapping has absolutely no bearing on whether we win or lose. If you think otherwise, you’re reading entirely too deeply into the behavior of Crean’s hands.

    Can’t resist replying, so I’m doing it here..Hope that’s ok with Scoop.

    Crean craps for one reason…It’s to turn Dumes off and on during spastic moments on the court.

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