Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ

Kevin Wilson criticized himself for his play-calling on two critical fourth downs on the last two games, but he also said he’s not going to stop being aggressive, I wrote.

The ultimate question facing Indiana — What does it take to close out a game? — has an answer both complex and simple, Andy writes.

From Tuesday’s paper, linebackers Brandon McGhee and Lee Rose stuck it out after arriving as walk-ons and are starting in place of Leon Beckum, I wrote.

2. INDIANA FOOTBALL

Fred Jones has finally developed a work ethic after admittedly not working hard enough in his first four seasons, Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Kevin Wilson wants more hard work from his team, Andy Proffett of the Gary Post-Tribune writes.

Indiana is looking for different ways to use Tre Roberson, Zach Osterman of Inside Indiana writes (subscription only).

Doug Mallory saw some improvements, but still wants better attention to detail, Osterman writes.

Lawrence Barnett is settling in as a starting cornerback, Matt Weaver of Rivals.com writes (subscription only).

3. INDIANA BASKETBALL RECRUITING

In Julius Randle, Indiana is recruiting the No. 2 player in the Class of 2013, but there’s so much more to him than that, Osterman writes (subscription only).

Josh Newkirk, a 2013 point guard, recently visited North Carolina, but has Indiana still on his list, William Gunter of 24/7 Sports writes.

Along with Randle, the Hoosiers have also been looking at BeeJay Anya, Cliff Alexander and several commitments, Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals.com writes.

4. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough is looking for ways to improve the offense, Thomas Grant Jr. of the Times and Democrat writes.