IU football: For Tre Roberson, it's not easy watching but he does what he can to help fellow QBs
September 19, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Tre Roberson watched Saturday night's Indiana-Ball State game from the press box, high above Memorial Stadium.
Sitting in the coaches box and wearing headphones, the IU sophomore talked with quarterbacks Cameron Coffman and Nate Sudfeld before the game. During the game he wrote down coverages and talked to offensive coordinator Seth Littrell about what he was seeing.
But inside and out he ached.
Seven days earlier, the former Lawrence Central High School standout broke his left leg early in the second quarter of IU's game at Massachusetts. He stayed in Boston for surgery and returned to Bloomington on Sept. 12.
Roberson knew it would be tough to watch his teammates play Ball State. But he didn't realize just how difficult.
"It was real hard. I got a little emotional up there," Roberson said Tuesday, speaking to the media for the first time since the injury. "But it is what it is. I just have to keep talking to the guys, helping the guys and keep everybody going."
Roberson said his pregame conversation with the quarterbacks centered on what to expect in certain situations.