Another day in the heat

Chris, our intern Zak and I attended IU’s football practice today, but I don’t have much that was noteworthy to report from the action on the field. The Hoosiers remain healthy – with the exception of safety Joe Kleinsmith (hamstring) – who was at practice but didn’t not participate other than riding an exercise bike on the sidelines.

Kellen Lewis looked sharp today and the coaching staff appeared to be happy with the effort they saw.

We were there primarily for the interviews that are allowed right after practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I talked with Nick Sexton for a story in tomorrow’s paper and we videotaped four former Bloomington high school players – Sexton, Kyle Thomas and Leon Beckum from North and Ben Chappell and Jordan Canada from South – talking about this Friday’s North-South game.

A video clip with the Bloomington guys previewing the annual cross-city battle with be on HeraldTimesOnline.com by tomorrow. You don’t have to be a subscriber to watch this video on HTO. It’s free.

Sexton told me he’s exciting that IU will be playing its tight ends more this season and throwing to them more. He also said that three days of migraine headaches that kept him out of part of fall camp were scary because he know two people – Terry Hoeppner and Jenny Suhr – who died of brain tumors that started with severe headaches. But Nick said the headaches went away, his medical tests were fine and he’s been fully healthy since then.

When I got home after the practice at about 7, it was still 96 degrees. Wow.