Hoosier Headlines for August 10, 2011: football media day, Gunner Kiel, and more.

Yesterday was football media day in Bloomington, and there was plenty of information about the quarterback battle, injuries, attrition, and more.  Perhaps the biggest surprise was Kevin Wilson's acknowledgement that he may use more than one quarterback.  If I recall correctly, that's an about-face from what he said at Big Ten media day last week, but perhaps seeing these guys in action has altered the landscape.  Also, freshman OL Ralston Evans is out for the season, and there is a must-read article from ESPN about Gunner Kiel. 

Finally, is that Don Fischer with the full sized cassette recorder in the photo above?  I thought I was old school with my mini-cassette recorder.

The headlines:

Ex-Arlington star Ralston Evans tears ACL; IU season out | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ralston Evans’ freshman season at Indiana is over before it started.

College football: Hoosiers lose Evans to knee injury - southbendtribune.com
"It's unfortunate for him because he has done as well for an early high school lineman as I had ever seen as far as competing and coming to practice and having a good attitude," Wilson said.

Could IU QB battle lead to rotation? | The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN
Want clarity in the quarterback situation? Wait your turn. All options are open in Kevin Wilson's head coaching debut football season. Yes, that might even mean a quarterback rotation. "I'm not averse to playing two quarterbacks," Wilson said.

City's magnificent seven | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN
"Fort Wayne has been good to us," IU cornerbacks coach Brandon Shelby said during the Hoosiers’ media day Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. "We have to continue to do a good job of getting guys from there and coming to the state school."

Notebook: IU's Evans suffers ACL tear, will have season-ending surgery | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Wilson used former Lawrence Central standout quarterback Tre Roberson as an example. He said Roberson took close to 70 snaps during IU's first practice Monday. "That's how you learn to play,'' Wilson said. "Not standing around waiting your turn.''

Indiana’s QB job still a toss-up - Post-Tribune
The depth chart in the Indiana media guide has redshirt sophomores Dusty Kiel (Gunner’s older brother) and Edward Wright-Baker as the top challengers for the job, but fifth-year senior Teddy Schell, junior quarterback Adam Follett and true freshman Tre Roberson all got equal reps during Monday’s first practice.

TIM ETHRIDGE COLUMN: IU football team's defense will be a key " Evansville Courier & Press
The biggest thing, besides our conditioning, is our attitude," said Darius Johnson, a senior defensive end from Detroit who recorded 65 tackles, including a team-best 4.5 sacks, while starting 11 games in last year's 5-7 season. "We've got a whole new mind frame going out onto the field."

Music Is The Magic at Indiana Football Practice | Rick Bozich
New head coach Kevin Wilson believes in playing loud music across the practice field when the Hoosiers are warming up and stretching before practice. Might be rap. Might be country. Might be Wilson’s personal favorite, something from the 70s and a band like Boston. Doesn’t matter. Crank it up.

The Wilson Era of IU football begins | IU Insider blog | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Wilson listed a few of the players that are no longer with the program including safety Nick Zachery, defensive back Matt Ernest, punter Chris Hagerup, DL Harrison Scott, OL Pat McShane and cornerback Andre Kates. Two other offensive linemen, Colin Rodkey and Aaron Price, have left the program for medical reasons but are still in school.

More to Gunner Kiel than meets the eye - ESPN
Stuck to a filing shelf stacked with documents about offseason camps, fund raising and bus requests, an inconspicuous, yellow Post-it note contains the secrets that Gunner Kiel held so tightly for months.

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