Hoosier Morning for Aug. 31

FIU coach Ron Turner is feeling good about a team that returns most of its offensive weapons, Mike writes.

Indiana could use a fist to fight off the fear of losing this season, Andy writes.

The matchup to watch in IU’s opening game is the Hoosier defensive line vs. the FIU offensive line, Alex Compton of HoosierHuddle.com writes.

IU linebacker Marcus Oliver is intrigued by the two-way challenge taken up by teammate Clyde Newton, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Linebackers hope to set the tone for the new-look IU defense under Tom Allen, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

The odds are against the Hoosiers making back-to-back bowl games, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

Nate Sudfeld is happy to get the start in tonight’s preseason finale for the Washington Redskins, short notice or not, Liz Clarke of the Washington Post writes.

The Oakland Raiders may have struck gold with undrafted free agents, including former Hoosier Darius Latham, Doug Williams of NBCbayarea.com writes.

Chicago Bears coach John Fox likes what he sees from some youngsters, including former IU running back Jordan Howard, Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald writes.

Some highlights of IU football commit Tramar Reece of Clearwater, Fla., via hudl.com.

Former Hoosier and Olympic swimmer Cody Miller got his own holiday and a key to the Las Vegas Strip back in his hometown, Chris Kudialis writes for the Las Vegas Sun.

For Andy’s suggested fistful of fighting Hoosiers, here’s Florence + The Machine with “Kiss With A Fist.”