Hoosier Football: Offseason Weekly Update (January 18th)

During the offseason we’ll keep you updated on a weekly basis on the news and notes that occur related to the Indiana University football program.  Here are the key notable events from the past week:

Devonte Williams Transferring From IU

Indiana running back Devonte Williams announced that he was transferring to Southeastern Louisiana State over the weekend.  In addition to his RB duties, Williams was the Hoosiers’ primary kick returner for the past two seasons.  He ranks sixth all-time in program history with 1,511 career return yards.  During the 2017 season Williams rushed 20 times for 70 yards and caught 12 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns.  He becomes the 3rd RB to transfer during the offseason, following Alex Rodriguez and Tyler Natee.

Tom Allen Gives Offseason Update

Tom Allen met with the media on Sunday and provided an update on a number of things.  You can watch the press conference here.  Allen announced that the 2018 Cream & Crimson Spring Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 14. at Memorial Stadium.  IU will open spring practice on Saturday, March 3, and conclude their 15 practices with the Cream & Crimson Game.

NFL Playoffs

Former Indiana star and Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had a big day in a losing effort on Saturday against Nate Sudfeld and the Philadelphia Eagles.  Coleman rushed 10 times for 79 yards and added 1 reception for 14 yards. “For Tevin Coleman, this has been quite a night. He’s been the main man,” said Al Michaels.

Feeney Gets Recognition

Former IU offensive lineman and current Los Angeles Chargers guard Dan Feeney was voted to the PFWA All-Rookie team.  You can read the release from the Chargers here.

Lagow and Fields Star in Tropical Bowl

Former IU stars showcased their talents for NFL scouts at the Tropical Bowl.  Quarterback Richard Lagow was 7 for 9 for 62 yards with a TD.  Defensive back Tony Fields led his team with 4 tackles.

Scales, Thomas and Covington Set to Play in Postseason Bowl Games

  • EAST WEST SHRINE GAME:  Tegray Scales (January 20)
  • SENIOR BOWL:  Ian Thomas (January 27)
  • NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL:  Chris Covington (January 20)

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