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Eyeing IU


Quick notes: IU media day

Going to save most of what we got today for some lengthier stuff before the season starts, but here are a few notes from today's media availability with IU coach Kevin Wilson, some Hoosiers and the assistant coaching staff.

Wilson confirmed linebacker Chase Hoobler's stress fracture will require surgery, and Hoobler might miss the entire season because of it. The junior linebacker will be out four months based on the prognosis, and unless he recovers quickly, that spells an end to his shot at playing in 2013.

Wilson is not worried about the depth at the position, he said, but feels for Hoobler because he is a leader on this team. The Hoosiers will be fine on the field, but after an injury last year, the team is pulling for Hoobler to make a recovery and get past yet another setback.

Chestnut ineligible for fall

Wilson said signee Daryl Chestnut did not meet his academic obligations, and he will join Taj Williams as a potential midyear enrollee.

IU was waiting on some scores for Chestnut, but the results didn't pan out for admittance to the university.

Running backs coach likes what he's got

Running backs coach Deland McCullough was very excited about his unit during availability today. He said sophomore Tevin Coleman might be the best overall rusher, but Stephen Houston, D'Angelo Roberts and newcomer Laray Smith give him a lot of toys to play with.

Look for more on this in The Journal Gazette on Aug. 11.