Countdown to kickoff 2014: IU running backs

A day later than I intended thanks to some other commitments, but here’s a look at the running backs…

Tevin’s time to top 1,000

No. Name Ht./Wt. Class
6 Tevin Coleman 6-1/210 Junior
20 D’Angelo Roberts 5-10/207 Senior
21 Andrew Wilson 5-11/224 R-Soph.
25 Tommy Mister* 6-0/208 Freshman
28 Anthony Davis 5-8/205 R-Junior
34 Devine Redding 5-10/202 Freshman
35 Bobby Hess 6-0/183 R-Frosh.
36 Myles Graham 6-0/218 R-Frosh.
46 Mike Replogle (FB/TE) 6-2/245 Senior

* — Mister is expected to miss the season afer PCL surgery.

An ankle injury kept Tevin Coleman from hitting the 1,000-yard rushing mark last season. Vaughn Dunbar‘s single-season record 1,805 yards is probably not within reach for Coleman, given the depth behind him and the Hoosiers’ propensity to pass. But he’s certainly due for a big season if he stays healthy.
The only other back with significant experience is D’Angelo Roberts, who’s appeared in 35 games for the Hoosiers but run for just 795 yards. He’s in line for more playing time this year but could be pushed by Myles Graham.
Mike Replogle is the only fullback listed on IU’s roster; he spent the bulk of his first three seasons on defense and special teams.
Key to success: Get the ball in Coleman’s hands.

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