Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.
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This Sports Handicapper believes the Indiana Football program has potential to move into the upper tier of the Big Ten East, Division.
The school recently parted ways with Kevin Wilson, who is now the offensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Indiana finished 6-7 in the 2016 campaign and finished with a postseason loss to Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl.
Former defensive coordinator Tom Allen takes over the Hoosiers program, and he will put more of an emphasis on defense.
For the past few season;s the Hoosiers have played competitively on the defensive side of the football.
The day’s of Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard, and Nate Sudfeld are gone. It’s time for a new attitude at the Basketball-crazed Institute, and Allen could be the key to success moving forward.
Indiana will get a test early in the 2017 campaign as they host Ohio State in an ESPN-televised contest on August 31st. Indiana also gets Michigan and Wisconsin at home this season.
The nonconference schedule is winnable with Georgia Southern and Florida International University visiting Bloomington. The Hoosiers take on Virginia on the road in the second game of the season.
The Indiana Hoosiers offense, led by first-year coordinator Mike DeBord who comes over from Tennessee where he was the coordinator and quarterback coach.
Senior Quarterback Richard Lagow (3,362) passing yards in 2016 returns for his final season and they staff must make him more responsible.
The 273.8 yards per game through the air was twenty-eighth in the FBS. The running game must be more consistent.
DeBoard loses a 1,000-yard rusher, but he did a great job at Tennessee with Alvin Kamara and Jalen Hurd.
However, the Hoosiers return junior wideout Nick Westbrook (995) receiving yards last season.
Simmie Cobbs is also going to be an impact player in the passing game; he missed the entire 2016 season with a foot injury. Tackle Coy Cronk and guard Wes Martin anchors the offensive line.
The loss of NFL draft pick Dan Feeny could be huge. The key to success for the Indiana offense in 2017 is how fast they catch onto to new system.
They have skill players; the o-line must find ways to open holes for the rushing attack.
2017 Indiana University defense returns nine players from last season.
Indiana did an adequate job on that side of the football in 2016, they were in the upper 50 percent of College Football, and big things are expected this season.
Coordinator William Inge understands the Tom Allen way of doing business and should have the unit ready to compete.
Junior defensive end Nile Sykes has the size and speed to become a power rusher, wrecking opposing quarterbacks in passing situations.
Linebacker Tegray Scales is a next level type of player who is a tackling machine.
Hybrid linebacker Marcelino Ball can drop back in pass coverage and play the safety position, he feels comfortable both defending the pass or tackling.
The Indiana defense returns four secondary players with experience, and all have excellent cover skills.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Indiana Hoosiers at +2,900 to win the Big Ten Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017 Indiana Hoosiers will go 7-5 and finish fourth in the Big Ten East, division.
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