Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Cream Rises to Top in IU Spring Tilt

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Cream Rises to Top in IU Spring Tilt

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BLOOMINGTON - Even after the Cream beat the Crimson 19-16 on Saturday afternoon, it was difficult to assess how much progress the Indiana University football program made during this second spring of the Kevin Wilson era. Wilson may have said it best himself: "They need to be better football players on Aug. 2, the first day of practice, than they were April 14."

Two players who showed promise on offense - sophomore quarterback Cameron Coffman and redshirt sophomore running back Isaiah Roundtree - were off limits to the media on Saturday because of Wilson's policy that players can't be interviewed until they've officially played in a game.

And, no, spring games don't count - not that Saturday resembled much of a spring game.

The Hoosiers barely got in one quarter of work at Memorial Stadium when a line of thunderstorms moved into the area. Once lightning was detected within four miles of the stadium, the Cream & Crimson Spring Game became just another half-field scrimmage that had to be moved inside the John Mellencamp Pavilion practice facility.

And while interested fans were allowed to squeeze into one end of the facility, they weren't treated to a high-octane offensive display. The scoring came from five field goals and three touchdowns - two by Roundtree, including a 55-yard scamper.

The transfer from Morehead State, who will be eligible this season, unof-ficially finished with more than 120 yards rushing, including a 35-yard gain.

Meanwhile, junior college transfer Coffman had completions of 35 yards to KofiHughes, 25 yards to Jamonne Chester, 19 yards to D'Angelo Roberts and 14 yards to Cody Latimer

"He's a slinger," Hughes said of Coffman. "He likes throwing the deep ball. He likes taking that chance.

"In spring practices there have been plenty of times when he's been dropping the ball into the back of the end zone to receivers. …

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