Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU running back Jordan Howard still has something to prove in his first season in the Big Ten, Mike writes.

It’s the fourth quarter of the Indiana football season, and the Hoosiers need better fourth quarters to find some wins, Andy writes.

Building depth remains a work in progress on the eve of the regular season for Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is looking forward to seeing his brother-in-law, Tom Crean, when the Wolverines visit Bloomington this weekend, Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press writes.

The IU football team remains confident heading into the Michigan game, Sam Beishuizen of IUHoosiers.com writes.

The Michigan defense is trying to clean up the loafing as it prepares for a dangerous IU offense, Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com writes.

The season is over for IU field hockey, but the program made big strides in the first season for coach Amanda Janney, Zain Pyarali of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For young Mr. Howard, “Nothing Has Been Proved” by Dusty Springfield from the soundtrack of the 1989 movie, “Scandal.”