There will be no change at quarterback under the direction of new offensive coordinator Rod Carey.
IU football head coach Tom Allen said on Monday Tayven Jackson will remain the starter as the Hoosiers return from their bye week. Jackson was replaced late in Indiana’s last game at Maryland when Indiana trailed 37-3 in the second half, and after that game Allen seemed to leave the door open for a potential change at signal caller. The introduction of a new offensive coordinator ostensibly enhanced that possibility.
Allen shut down the speculation at his Monday morning press conference, but acknowledged Jackson needs to improve.
“I want to see him play better,” Allen said after confirming Jackson would start at Michigan on Saturday. “He and I have talked, and he agrees with me.”
Allen also said starting wideout Cam Camper, who was injured during the Maryland game, is progressing “in a very positive way.”
Camper has played in all five games thus far, but he departed both the Indiana State and Maryland games with an injury. He’s third on the team with 13 receptions, but Camper has been IU’s top big play threat. He leads the team with 249 receiving yards and 19.2 yards per reception.
Quarterback Dexter Williams is also “getting closer” to a return, according to Allen. Williams was IU’s starting quarterback to close the 2022 season. He suffered a serious knee injury in the season finale against Purdue.
Allen said the coaching staff will have conversations and look to establish a role for Williams.
“I believe he can help us win football games,” Allen said of Williams.
Indiana travels to No. 2 Michigan on Saturday (Noon ET, FOX).
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