Hoosier Morning for Sept. 30

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Michigan State quarterback Tyler O’Connor is putting last week’s loss to Wisconsin behind as he heads to Indiana, Mike writes.

Kevin Wilson admires what Mark Dantonio has done at Michigan State, and the Spartans will provide a measuring stick, Mike writes.

Indiana is looking for someone to fill the void left by Yogi Ferrell when practice opens today, Mike writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana and Michigan State play for the Old Brass Spittoon, but this rivalry is one-sided in the Spartans’ favor, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

The opinion from East Lansing is that Michigan State beats Indiana in a close game, Graham Couch and Chris Solari of the Lansing State Journal write.

The banged up Spartan defense hopes to be ready for the Hoosiers’ fast-paced offense, Matt Wenzel of MLive.com writes.

The good, the bad and the injured in offense film study, by Dan at puntjohnpunt.com.

Former Hoosier Jordan Howard is ready for the challenge of carrying the running back load for the Bears, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes.

Former IU running back Tevin Coleman is part of what is fast becoming the NFL’s latest dynamic duo with the Falcons, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com writes.

A Q-and-A with new IU basketball commit Justin Smith, by Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall.

There are plenty of storylines as the Hoosiers open practice today, starting with who will fill the point guard position, Terry Hutchens of CNHI News writes.

Indiana ranks 10th in the preseason top 25 plus one, by Gary Parrish of CBSsports.com.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
With the basketball Hoosiers officially hitting the court, here’s “First of Me” by Hoobastank.