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2 hours ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

Hey, it's Indiana football.

From the Crimson Quarry - 

The preseason AP college football poll was released today. Predictably, defending champion Clemson holds down the #1 spot, with last year’s runner-up Alabama at #2.

And for the 1,299th consecutive week, Indiana finds itself unranked in the long-standing poll. In fact, the Hoosiers did not even receive a single preseason vote. That’s one fewer vote than USC received. Virginia, who the Hoosiers defeated last year, received 44 votes.

The Hoosiers are coming up on almost 25 years since their last AP ranking, when they were the #25 team in the country on September 20, 1994. As I detailed last year in a very similar post, the Hoosiers left the rankings after a 62-13 loss to Wisconsin the next week, and have still yet to return.

Seven Big Ten teams, of which IU plays five, are ranked as well. These include Ohio State (5th), Michigan (7th), Penn State (15th), MSU (18th), Wisconsin (19th), Iowa (20th), and Nebraska (24th). Nebraska won one fewer game than IU did last year.

There are currently no plans next week for Indiana to celebrate its 1,300th consecutive week out of the rankings.

Wow 1994. I was in my prime!

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On 8/19/2019 at 4:23 PM, Chris007 said:

But after seeing the scrimmage on Saturday if Penix is not the starter we need to have some serious questions and answers with the staff. He was unstoppable. 

Did he look like the clear cut best QB on the roster?

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21 hours ago, cthomas said:

Began following around the end of the Jurassic period and, except for a small handful of seasons, it's been pure misery. But, once again, I'm actually looking forward to the start of the season. I clearly need professional help!

Yea there is always that early season hope that they will surprise me.

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That’s got me excited! Hopefully Penix is the guy then. I think our ceiling is way higher with him at QB. WR is a huge position of strength for us with Hale, Westbrook, and Philyor. We need a QB who can take advantage of that and make the throws. 

I like Ramsey, I don’t think he’s a bad player, but teams could cheat up on him last year and he couldn’t make them pay. When we brought Penix in against Penn State, the defense was forced to open up and respect his arm. That makes a huge difference, especially when you’re playkng top end B10 teams.

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Penix is the starter for week 1. He has led the #1's at every practice since the scrimmage on Saturday. They might not announce it till next week but he's the guy. 

With Penix at QB and all the weapons around him, along with our new OC, this offense should be reminiscent of the Wilson days...as long as our D doesn’t regress, this could be a VERY fun season!


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45 minutes ago, jbell833 said:


With Penix at QB and all the weapons around him, along with our new OC, this offense should be reminiscent of the Wilson days...as long as our D doesn’t regress, this could be a VERY fun season!


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Counter-argument: It’s Indiana football.

’nuff said 

 

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