Indiana Football: Coffman back at practice, expected to start at QB Saturday
September 26, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Sophomore Cameron Coffman, who suffered a hip point at the third quarter of the Ball State two weeks ago, returned to practice this week and is expected to start at Northwestern.
Coffman completed 24-of-35 passes for 251 yards against Ball State. Wilson said he was moving around fine on Tuesday.
“He actually could have practiced last week more but we didn’t want to aggravate it and have him gimping around,’’ Wilson said. “But he looks like he always does. He makes some good plays and some bad plays in practice. There are plays I like, some I don’t.’’
Wilson said true freshman Nate Sudfeld got most of the work last week and he believes that is helpful for Coffman, too.
“I think Nate is getting better and I think that makes Cam get better,’’ Wilson said. “Competition is a good thing.’’
IU preparing for three offenses
If it’s not bad enough for Kevin Wilson and his staff this week to prepare for a team that scored 59 points against Indiana last season in Bloomington, Wilson said Tuesday the Hoosiers will have to be ready for a multitude of offensive possibilities.
“They actually play almost three offenses,’’ Wilson said. “They have a one-back running game with what they do but they also do some split back which looks like an old school veer offense. That’s a true option and that makes you have to play option responsibilities. And then with their two quarterbacks they do some traditional passing, too.