Hoosier Morning for Oct. 18

1. HOOSIERS HQ
It’s a game of inches that has prevented the Indiana offense from reaching its potential, Mike writes.

Play-calling is among the chief issues for an IU offense looking for a breakout performance at Northwestern, Andy writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Backup quarterback Zander Diamont is ready to roll if and when the Hoosiers need him, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Diamont is giving the IU offense some added flexibility, Michael Marot of the Associated Press writes.

Maybe we should have seen the struggles for the IU offense coming, Andrew Hussey of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Know your opponent means a Northwestern team that is hitting on all cylinders after a slow start, Sammy Jacobs of HoosierHuddle.com writes.

The offensive line struggles of the Chicago Bears were key to Jordan Howard’s bad day, Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times writes.

Bold predictions for the college basketball season, including a struggle for Indiana in non-conference play, Joe Boozell of NCAA.com writes.

Some details for Hoosier Hysteria, including streaming options, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall reports.

Keeping preseason All-American Grant Lillard healthy will be key for IU men’s soccer down the stretch, Zain Pyarali of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

IU men’s swimming and diving is eyeing a Big Ten title and top-five national finish this year, Ben Portnoy of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Indiana’s offense is close, but they want to get closer, just like The Carpenters and “Close To You.”