Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hoosier football begins anew

Football season once again is upon us. Today is Big Ten media day in Chicago, where reporters will be asking all the tough questions of the top returning players and voting for their pre-season favorites. New coaches (aka Michigan's Rich Rodriguez) also will be on the hot seat. IU coach Bill Lynch also should face some scrutiny, at least from the Indiana media, about how he's going to follow up on last year's bowl berth, the new no-huddle offense and the Kellen Lewis suspension.

At the very least, someone will say something quotable that will make all the newspapers and TV shows tonight.

The media votes for pre-season conference champ (Ohio State) and offensive and defensive player of the year already were released. ESPN's Big Ten blog, which I really enjoy, should be updating throughout the day.

Game one for the Hoosiers is Aug. 30 against Western Kentucky, only five weeks away.

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