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Heading out to practice

8/20/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- I just finished doing a TV interview for ESPNEWS and will make my way out to the practice field on this sweltering afternoon.

Things I'll watch:

  • The quarterbacks (duh), as Ben Chappell and incumbent starter Kellen Lewis work with the no-huddle.

  • I'm also interested in the running backs. Has Marcus Thigpen stepped forward or will someone else, like freshman Darius Willis, claim a share of the carries this fall?

  • Matt Mayberry runs a 4.49 in the 40, and I want to see if the Hoosiers middle linebacker is the real deal. After sitting down with him earlier, he certainly looks the part.

  • Who is emerging at the second cornerback spot opposite Chris Phillips?

Check back later for the answers, a Q&A with head coach Bill Lynch and more.