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OSI B1G Previews: Indiana edition

Posted at 5:25 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 18:26:50-04

The Indiana Hoosiers come back for the 2016 season after losing a couple of key components to its offense, but also returning eight starters, three of which are on the offensive line. The Hoosier's offense also returns it's top three wide receiver targets. 

Defensively, the Hoosiers return four starters in the secondary and eight starters overall. The Hoosiers will look to improve a pass defense that gave up at least 240 yards in every game except for three. 

Key Returners

Safety Jonathan Crawford

Running back Devine Redding

Linebacker T.J. Simmons

Key Losses

Quarterback Nate Sudfeld

Running back Jordan Howard

Offensive Tackle Jordan Spriggs

Trying to replace the quarterback, running back, and offensive tackle position will be a task that Kevin Wilson and his staff will need to address immediately in order to improve from a seven-loss season last year.

However, Indiana's offense came in ranked 14th in the nation last season and if running back Devine Redding can fill the shoes left behind, Indiana could be in good shape. 

For more information on Indiana's upcoming season, listen to Omaha Sports Insider's Nick Handley talk with Hoosier's beat writer Mike Miller of the Herald Times below.