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Hoosier Headlines for September 25, 2010: Akron pregame edition.

IU knows not to take MAC school lightly (Post-Tribune)
"I think that sometimes when you don't get to watch the tape and all you do is read the scores, you get a perception of exactly what a team is all about. But they're a good, solid football team and very well coached." Love that coachspeak!

Terrance Turner is Indiana’s star of stage and screen pattern (Indianapolis Star/The Courier-Journal)
"Call Turner the consummate role player. On the field he's one of Ben Chappell's steadiest targets, a wide receiver who is not afraid to go over the middle and absorb the big hits. Last week at Western Kentucky, he caught a career-high eight passes. Off the field he is preparing for a potential career as an actor. When football comes to an end for the fifth-year senior, he plans to move to Los Angeles and join countless others hoping to get a break in the business." It's nice to see a football player taking full advantage of IU's academic offerings.

Indiana Hoosiers to host Akron (Evansville Courier & Press)
"The Hoosiers still are seeking consistency in a rushing game that is averaging 127.5 yards per outing. And while two of the TDs against Western were late and meaningless, the defense is giving up 185.5 yards rushing per game — and neither Towson nor Western had multi-threat quarterbacks like Michigan's Denard Robinson or Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor." This is the major concern.

Zips simplify game plan for Hoosiers (Akron Beacon Journal)
We have cut our offensive and defensive schemes down, even going into last week we did, to the point we should not make as many mental errors as we have had,'' first-year Zips coach Rob Ianello said. ''So I challenged the team this week to do a better job of studying their opponent, studying the game and nailing down the things they have to nail down.

Week 4 College Football Buffet: Previewing Every Game So You Know Which To Consume (
Akron @ Indiana (BTN, 7 p.m.) - Indiana's schedule so far this season has been so bad, it's almost impressive. Akron won't make it any better.

Indiana's Chappell does it all (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
Well, he can’t run in the manner of, say, former Hoosier great Antwaan Randle El, but that’s just being nitpicky. "He makes the right choices," receiver Damarlo Belcher says. "That’s why he’s good. He can throw."

IU football hopes practice tweaks produce more rush yards (Indiana Daily Student |)
"It’s a combination of things," IU offensive line coach Mo Moriarity said this week. "We throw the ball well, and we know that’s what we’re good at. But we know that we’ve got to get the running game better, we’ve got to run the ball more efficient."

Kentucky connects IU’s football opponents (Indiana Daily Student)
The IU coaching staff took advantage of watching game film with a common opponent. "The biggest thing that it helps you with in a back-to-back is personnel," IU wide receiver coach Billy Lynch said. "You see how they matched up to Western Kentucky’s personnel, and you see how they matched up to Akron’s personnel."

Replogle, Ernest, Muhammad, Freeland questionable (The Hoosier Scoop)