Powers moving to tight end

Indiana junior Blake Powers has decided to move from quarterback to tight end, according to Hoosier quarterbacks coach Matt Canada.

Powers is making the switch in an effort to get on the field and help the team as much as possible his senior year. Powers met with coach Terry Hoeppner last week to request the change, Canada said.

After setting a school record for touchdown passes in 2005, Powers lost his starting quarterback job in 2006 to eventual team MVP Kellen Lewis. Canada said he expects the 6-foot-4 Powers to play well at tight end because “he’s a big kid who can run.”


  1. Since the subject is football, i thought this would be an appropriate place to ask a question – how is it that IU commit Matt Ernest was named the Gatorade state player of the year, but if memory serves me correctly he wasn’t in Rex Kirts’ HT Super 33? How is that possible?

  2. Now that’s a hairy question. The H-T Super 33 selection process is based on players being nominated for the team by their own coaches and other teams’ coaches, so the first question is whether Matt Ernest’s coach nominated him for the team. I’ll try to find out the answer to that.

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