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Allen has greater game-day freedom


Tuesday, September 03, 2019 1:00 am Cameron Drummond | For The Journal Gazette BLOOMINGTON – Amid the wholesale changes Indiana unveiled during Saturday's season-opening win against Ball State, there was a more subtle adjustment made – to the coaching staff.


He placed himself close enough to officials to call timeouts at a moment's notice and found himself frequently sprinting to advocate for flags in IU's favor.


A key aspect of Allen's experience during the 34-24 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium was becoming in-tune with DeBoer's offense.


IU's run game with sophomore Stevie Scott was largely stagnant as Ball State loaded the tackle box on defense, but he still managed two goal-line touchdowns.


Most of the glaring issues from the win came courtesy of the defense; Wommack's group had 25 missed tackles and allowed 181 yards after first contact, Allen said.


What Wommack described as “phenomenal” effort and “super good” communication helped salvage the defensive performance.




READ MORE (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)


  • Indiana coach adapts to new role not calling defensesWTOP
  • Michael Penix's starting debut showed why Tom Allen picked him as IU's QBIndianapolis Star
  • Scott's strong 2nd half sends Indiana past Ball State 34-24WANE
  • Indiana looking to fix issues before home openerThe Herald Bulletin
  • Three takeaways from IU football's press conferenceIndiana Daily Student
  • Allen, Wommack Make Tackling a Priority Heading into Week TwoHoosier Huddle (press release) (blog)


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