Hoosier Morning


As a fifth-year senior, Little man workaholic Dre Muhammad finally has a scholarship and a chance to play as a fifth-year senior, I wrote.

Darius Willis will not play in Saturday’s game against Ball State. That may or may not count as his suspension, I wrote.


Matt Perez’s injury forced him to become a different running back, Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star wrote.

Indiana approaches its opener with a lot of unknowns, Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Max Dedmond is taking it all in as a fifth-year senior, Tim Ethridge of the Evansville Courier and Press writes.

Darius Willis won’ be playing through his injury on Saturday, Zach Osterman of Inside Indiana writes.

Kolby Gray, a cornerback from Florida, will take an official visit to Indiana on Sept. 10, Osterman writes.

More on Willis from Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com.


Sean Baker heads into his senior season as Ball State’s all-time leader in interceptions, Doug Zaleski of the Muncie Star-Press writes.

Keith Wenning will be handed the reins of the Ball State offense, Tom Davis of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Ball State has sold 25,000 tickets to Saturday’s game, close to its allotment, Zaleski writes.


In case you hadn’t seen it yet, Brian Snow of Scout.com’s article on Gary Harris’s visits (subscription only).


Illinois isn’t getting a lot of recruits from Chicago Public schools, and the problem is not that the Fighting Illini aren’t recruiting the area, Loren Tate of the Champaign News-Gazette writes.

Whitney Mercilus, an Illinois defensive end, lost a finger tip in a weightlifting accident last year, but he’s back and ready to play, Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune writes.

Kirk Ferentz said 6-9 true freshman could play for Iowa, Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette writes.

Western Michigan still remembers what Michigan’s Denard Robinson did against the Broncos as a freshman, Kyle Meinke of Ann Arbor.com writes.

Brady Hoke fits Michigan perfectly, Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press writes.

All eyes will still be on Denard Robinson on Saturday, Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press writes.

Michigan State’s Andrew Maxwell is waiting in the wings to replace Kirk Cousins, Denny Schwarze of the Lansing State Journal writes.

Minnesota offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover describes his offense as “an amoeba,” Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

Former Nebraska Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch sympathizes with Taylor Martinez, Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald writes.

Having officials at practice helps them as much as it helps players and coaches, Ken Gordon of the Columbus Dispatch writes.

Penn State expects to go back to having a big-play defense this year, Jeff Rice of the Centre Daily Times writes.

Joe Paterno is concerned about offensive line depth, Bob Flounders of the Harrisburg Patriot-News writes.

Purdue’s defensive ends have big shoes to fill after the departure of Ryan Kerrigan to the NFL, Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal and Courier writes.

Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon is excited to show what he can do, Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal writes.






  1. It seems a lot of the links are subscription only. For example, Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com. is a subscription sight. There is really no need to list those as people with subscriptions probably already have read them.

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