IU Depth Chart: Mild shake-up in secondary

Indiana’s weekly depth chart was released a little early on Tuesday for some reason. It includes a few mild secondary moves. Chris Adkins, finally back in the lineup the last two weeks after missing the first nine games, is now listed as the starting free safety ahead of Donnell Jones. Senior Richard Council has also supplanted Matt Ernest as a starting cornerback.

The rest of the depth chart follows:

72 Andrew McDonald, 6-6, 306, Sr./Jr.
68 Colin Rodkey, 6-4, 275, So./Fr.
70 Justin Pagán, 6-5, 308, Jr./Jr.
66 Aaron Price, 6-4, 305, So./Fr.
60 Will Matte, 6-2, 293, Jr./So.
62 Jordan Marquette, 6-3, 285, Sr./5th
65 Marc Damisch, 6-7, 317, Jr./So.
67 Pat McShane, 6-5, 301, So./Fr.
73 James Brewer, 6-8, 331, Sr./5th
68 Colin Rodkey, 6-4, 275, So./Fr.
88 Damarlo Belcher, 6-5, 210, Jr./Jr.
84 Jamonne Chester, 6-1, 202, So./Fr.
1 Terrance Turner, 6-3, 209, Sr./5th
13 Kofi Hughes, 6-2, 200, Fr./Fr.
2 Tandon Doss, 6-3, 200, Jr./Jr.
81 Duwyce Wilson, 6-3, 196, So./Fr.
4 Ben Chappell, 6-3, 242, Sr./5th
7 Edward Wright-Baker, 6-1, 221, So./Fr.
21 Trea Burgess, 6-1, 226, Sr./5th
26 Nick Turner, 6-0, 188, So./Fr.
3 Zach Davis-Walker, 5-8, 201, Sr./Jr.
83 Ted Bolser, 6-6, 252, So./Fr.
41 Max Dedmond, 6-5, 257, Sr./Jr.
DE (Drops)
44 Darius Johnson, 6-0, 252, Sr./Jr.
34 Kevin Bush, 6-3, 248, Jr./So.
98 Adam Replogle, 6-3, 295, So./So.
75 Nicholas Sliger, 6-3, 286, Jr./So.
69 Mick Mentzer, 6-4, 303, Jr./So.
97 Larry Black, Jr., 6-2, 326, Jr./So.
DE (Anchors)
51 Terrance Thomas, 6-1, 265, Sr./Sr.
55 Deonte Mack, 6-3, 281, Sr./5th
93 Fred Jones, 6-4, 272, Sr./Jr.
48 Leon Beckum, 5-11, 235, Sr./Jr.
33 Damon Sims, 6-3, 224, So./Fr.
53 Jeff Thomas, 6-1, 245, Sr./Jr.
49 Griffen Dahlstrom, 6-3, 229, So./Fr.
46 Tyler Replogle, 6-2, 239, Sr./Sr.
42 Chad Sherer, 6-0, 222, Jr./So.
6 Richard Council, 6-1, 198, Sr./5th
15 Matt Ernest, 6-2, 189, Sr./Jr.
29 Chris Adkins, 6-1, 195, Sr./Jr.
10 Donnell Jones, 5-10, 223, Sr./Jr.
5 Mitchell Evans, 6-3, 206, Sr./Sr.
30 Jarrell Drane, 6-2, 214, Sr./Jr.
17 Greg Heban, 6-1, 185, So./Fr.
23 Adrian Burks, 6-0, 185, Sr./5th
16 Mitch Ewald, 5-10, 179, So./Fr.
99 Nick Freeland, 5-11, 192, Jr./So.
12 Chris Hagerup, 6-5, 203, Sr./Jr.
10 Adam Pines, 6-0, 184, Jr./So.
95 Jeff Sanders, 6-4, 230, Sr./5th
56 Josh Keyt, 6-1, 243, So./Fr.
17 Teddy Schell, 6-5, 229, Sr./Jr.
10 Adam Pines, 6-0, 184, Jr./So.
2 Tandon Doss, 6-3, 200, Jr./Jr.
81 Duwyce Wilson, 6-3, 196, So./Fr.
26 Nick Turner, 6-0, 188, So./Fr.
2 Tandon Doss, 6-3, 200, Jr./Jr.
1 Terrance Turner, 6-3, 209, Sr./5th
81 Duwyce Wilson, 6-3, 196, So./Fr.


  1. sad how this has all panned out. It started with a poor defense and snowballed this year. I hope and pray that Glass will make the right call on this one. I have supported Glass since his arrival and if he wants my continued support he must do what is best for the program and let the entire coaching staff go. I happen to think this is a much more attractive job than it was just three years ago. It will be a great Christmas present if I can set my sights on a new coach…

  2. when I hear about Dak and Fischer…it let’s me know that they do not care about this being a winning football program…I am dead serious about this. These 2 guys look at a nice man that they genuinely care about and kind of feel sorry for. The good old boy club as other posters have put it. They are not looking at win/loss and all the other stuff I and many others have posted about…

    very sad!!!

  3. From a season ticket holder’s and IU alum’s perspective, I was happy to see the player’s effort (if not the execution) against PSU. I was really, sadly, expecting them to have given up completely on the season.

    That said, a change in coaching is certainly warranted. You cannot, by any measure other than (allegedly) recruiting, give me any indication that the program is improving. Does IU occasionally hang with more talented conference teams? Sure. But does IU WIN conference games or close out teams in conference? No, and no. That has yet to change despite having very good skilled players on offense (for several seasons) and defense (last season). Additionally, I just do not see the culture changing under the current coaching regime.

    Honestly, what I would like to see is the hiring of a defensive-minded coach whom has had success elsewhere (with, of course, the caveat of running a clean program). If we can merely reach league-average status on defense and still continue to attract solid offensive recruits, that’ll get IU to 6-8 wins/per year most seasons, giving us a shot at a bowl more often than not. As a fan, I take zero pride in our ability to largely only squeak out closer-than-they-should-be wins over the dregs of D-IA football. That, unfortunately, is all that Hoosier football is these days.

  4. I just composed a lengthy comment, but for some reason the website crashed when I hit submit. In sum, though, it is time for a coaching regime change. It was good to see our players show up against PSU (effort was there, but not the execution), especially given how this season has spiraled out of control much like the past several seasons.

    That said, IU needs (in my humble opinion) to hire a defensive-minded coaching staff that has had recent success and run a clean program. Getting to league-average on defense while continuing to recruit good offensive talent is the formula to regular chances to make bowl games. I take zero pride, as both an alum and season ticket holder, in IU playing close (but losing) occasional Big Ten games and squeaking past some of the worst teams in D-1A.

    My prediction (unfortunately): No matter what happens against Purdue, Lynch will be back for a lame-duck (and thus harmful to the future of the program) season in 2011. >sigh<

  5. Allowing him to coach without a contract extension is worse than giving him one. Fred Glass would be setting up Lynch or whoever the next coach is to fail.

  6. J Pat,

    That is just ridiculous. Knowing Fisch, how on earth could one claim that he doesn’t want to see the football team win?

    He might be wrong (I agree that it is time for Lynch to go), but that is FAR different from “not caring about having a winning football team.”

    Fisch can be guilty of looking at things with rose colored glasses, but who could blame him? If I had to call every-single down of IU football, I’d have to do something to keep from going nuts.

    Can’t speak for Dak, though.

  7. Thank God they put Matt Ernest down. He might be the worst IU CB ever. Can’t cover, can’t tackle, has average speed and below-average size. Any time there is a big play, you usually see some guy’s cleat marks on his face on their way to a big play.

  8. DD, sorry you don’t agree. I love Don…since I was a kid. I even grew up out of state and listened to him on the radio as much as anyone. I should have said that he does not look at it from a fans standpoint or should have said he is saying the right thing for the media. Anyone who thinks Lynch should stay on for one more year is not as tired of losing as I am. I AM TIRED OF INDIANA FOOTBALL BEING A LOSER!!!

  9. I go back and forth on Lynch. I guess I see the problem a little differently in that I see Lynch as contributing to the solution and not the problem. The problem, as I see it, is defensive and special teams coaching and the fact that Coach Lynch is very loyal to his subordinates which in these cases, is misguided loyalty. I’m not sure we should throw the baby out with the bath water.

    However, the staff needs shaking up. 4 blocked punts is simply not acceptable and a defense that plays out of position the majority of the time is not acceptable even where our athletes are not at a B10 level. I understand that these guys want to continue to collect salaries and benefits that are far greater than their DIII skills merit, but this gravy train has got to end.

  10. I must say that I cringed after IU beat Purdue during Lynch’s 1st year. It was Fischer who made the emotional, impassioned plea on the radio to let Lynch keep the job. It was the ultimate small-town knee-jerk call, and I keep thinking of that moment every time I look back on Lynch’s disastrous tenure here at IU.

    I really like Fischer’s voice and style, but honestly, is that kind of attitude which we must divorce ourselves from – the kind of attitude felt by people around the program all their life who have a hard time imagining a future beyond futility. They set their expectations low, which consequently lowers the bar for everyone.

  11. Lynch is trying, he really is. You can see that he’s giving this his best shot, but it’s just not a marriage that’s going to last. We’ve played hard in several games, but we just don’t get the job done. It’s that simple. Lynch and IU football need to part ways.

    Lynch was hired because Hoeppner believed in him and those around IU football wanted to ensure that Hep’s momemtum carried forward. Well, that momentum has fizzled dramatically and it’s time to move in a new direction.

    I agree that we need a defensive-minded coach, and furthermore, one with some experience and success at the Division 1 level – preferably as a head coach.

    I don’t think it’s an impossible task to find this type of coach. This is a Big Ten program that has put plenty of money into improving the facilities and making it an attractive destination for recruits. Will we ever be national title contenders? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a successful program that can compete with EVERY team in the conference.

  12. Usually the Head Coach and his staff are one and the same. It is rare where The Head Coach is a great recruiter-I mean 4 and 5 star athletes with connections in FL and the SEC-like Zook at IL. There you can spend a lot of money and buy a guy who is good at offense and another guy who is good at defense and it will (might) work. Lynch is good at recruiting 2 and 3 star athletes- more 3 stars recently. But if IU does not get multiple 4 and 5 star athletes we will never compete just by good X’s and O’s. The head coach and the entire staff must go and the new head coach must have total freedom to hire HIS staff!

  13. iufan23,

    Funny you mention special teams, that goes directly on a Lynch hire as well as the running game.

    Lynch hired Dennis Springer (former player and assistant under Lynch) as the running backs & co-special teams coordinator coach in February of 2008.

    On here and my personal blog I ripped the decision to hire a running backs coach who played as a corner & made his living coaching corners.

    In 2007, under Gerald Brown, the Hoosiers gained 2046 yards. In 2008 under Springer they gained 2003 yards, last year only 1045 yards and this year they are on pace for just 1234 yards.

    His only other job as a running backs coach was at Bowling Green State University, the year before he took the job (2002) BGSU gained 2629 yards, 3 years later when he was relieved from his duties as RB coach, BGSU gained only 1581 yards.

    Pattern look familiar?

    This is all on Lynch and hiring his buddy. Lynch also made Springer the Assistant head coach, year before he gets here IU wins 3 Big Ten games and goes to a bowl, since Springer was hired and put in place by Lynch, IU has won 2 Big Ten games in almost 3 seasons.

    Coincidence? Maybe, but I have my doubts that it is just a coincidence. Everyone knows you have to be able to run the ball to win, unless you have Peyton Manning, and even he needs a running threat at times.

  14. Fisch is not an analyst, nor does he make a single hiring and firing decision with regards to anyone’s employment in the IU Athletic Dept. Divorcing ourselves from the loser mentality encapsulated by the voice of IU radio?

    I would never listen to another broadcast again if all the announcer did was whine and cry about losing football games. That’s one of the reasons I find Joe Buck to be so painful. The guy won’t shut up and feels the need to pontificate and moralize everything.

    Thanks, FIsch, for keeping it positive. You’ve been the only bright spot for IU football all year.

  15. DD…I am a positive man on a whole myself. I like telling it like it is but I am far from a negative person. I hate to say it but it is a complacent fan base IU football has had in the past. I was simply saying that I don’t at all agree with Don saying IU should keep Lynch on for next year. I know that he cannot say, “fire lynch” but at least stay neutral. Don is a smart man and he sees that the program has been awful under Lynch in terms of wins and losses. To come out and say give Lynch another year…I cannot accept that. Maybe you can, I won’t. You are so into defending Don that you can’t see the big picture but then again I am so into having a new coach…it goes both ways! As far as whining and crying. That is what it will take for Glass to possibly pull the trigger…if enough noise is made from donors and season ticket holders, it sure cannot hurt!

  16. I agree with DD, but it is Buck Suhr that drones on and on and pontificates much to much and is a waste of oxygen in the announcing booth. He could give a woodpecker a headache.

  17. Clarion, I would not expect anything less from you when having to do with my take on Lynch,haha. If you are in B town over Thanksgiving or Christmas, we should meet for a drink at Nick’s. It would be neat to meet with you, Mike P, Casey, Kevin K, Husky and others that have been on here for a while. I could maybe relay to you reasons I don’t want the same football coach for next year…reasons that I cannot put on this blog. I could even give you some insight into why I love Buck Suhr and cannot stand Eric Gordon. Think about it, please…

  18. If the only bright spot in the football season is the play by play announcer who is employed by the University, that is not a good thing, no matter how rosey and positive Don tries to be.

  19. J Pat,
    Thanks for the invite as I am still not to old to knock down 12 or 15(actually I only mean 3 or 4)when the time calls for it. My wife and I are lucky enough to still have both of our Mothers living and so we hook the horse to the sleigh and make their homes our focal point of the holidays. I do hate to miss that wing-ding though. Good Cheer!

    I do believe that if AD Glass makes a change he should swing for the fence. Harbaugh should be(maybe is)the target. Stanford stadium holds less than ours. 36,679 for their Homecoming and they gave away 10,000 of those tickets. Hell out there a q’s parade draws more spectators than that. There are a lot of +’s besides being Coach Crean’s brother-n-law. Recently heard his folks are buying a home in Monroe county. Midwest connections from growing up here and the Colts years. For 10 months of the year Palo Alto weather and Bloomington weather are similar. Where could JH find an AD with more vision and passion to grow a program more than Fred Glass. Just collected $2.3m from the PSU game, steady revenue from the BT network, $5.5m in the black, won’t be buying $3m worth of score boards every year and Glass running a streamlined dept. devoid of fat. There is plenty of cash for him and his staff. If there is a change it should be 1000%. Keeping a coach with 1 year left does not emit good signals.

  20. Clarion, love your post, love it. I have been stuck on Gruden for so long that I don’t think much about Harbaugh. If Glass does swing big and make a splash like that…I might start donating again. My of my how that would excite me…gives me the chills just thinking about it, really! I would like to meet up with everyone sometime and am glad you are open to the possibility some day. I wanted to do it at a football game this season but Korman surprised me when he left and I forgot about it. Hope you are well and take care.

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