Chris Covington moving to quarterback

Chris Covington is moving to quarterback, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson confirmed after Saturday’s season-opening win against Indiana State.

Covington, a 6-foot-2, 214-pound freshman, worked with the linebackers during preseason camp. After watching him throw the ball, however, the program feels he may be better suited for offense. Covington played quarterback in high school, throwing for nearly 2,000 yards and 26 touchdowns last fall.

He entered the game under center with the Hoosiers in the victory formation on the final play.

“We snuck him out there to call a snap count,” Wilson said. “I think, as we go, it kind of came through the summer playing backer, but as we went through watching this and had a chance at one of our picnics to watch him throw the ball, and our post practice deals just goofing around, thought he threw too good to play linebacker, so we snatched him over. Defense got Laray Smith and offense got cut, for a player to be announced at a later date.”

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  1. i’ve heard it the other way around but not like this. interesting. the way sudfeld played this linebacker may get a chance. sudfeld missed a wide open stoner in the end zone so badly i had to ask will the real stoner please stand up.

    meanwhile, coleman sets the all-time memorial stadium rushing record for an iu player while tens of people cheered him on.

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