Wednesday, February 27, 2013
IU's Tre Roberson cleared for spring ball
By Adam Rittenberg
I caught up with Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson on Tuesday night and will have a full Q&A with him in the next day or so, but Wilson said he expects to have a full complement of quarterbacks on the field when spring practice kicks off Saturday in Bloomington.
That means Tre Roberson is good to go, which is very good news for IU.
Roberson started five games as a true freshman in 2011 and opened the 2012 season as the team's No. 1 quarterback. But a broken leg suffered in Week 2 against Massachusetts ended his sophomore campaign. He underwent surgery immediately and began his recovery.
"He's been full-go," Wilson said. "Right now, we're doing our offseason program, our agility program, and he's full-go. There's no limitations. I don't want him to be tackled, but we don't tackle the quarterbacks anyway, so I would anticipate he'll be out there every day.
"He's bigger, stronger, looks good running. Every day he gets better."
Wilson added that Roberson has added some weight during the offseason and checks in around 200 pounds after playing at around 185 as a freshman. Roberson will compete for the starting job with Cameron Coffman, who started Indiana's final 10 games last season, and Nate Sudfeld.
Roberson started strong before his injury, racking up 368 pass yards, 133 rush yards and five touchdowns in five-plus quarters of action. Coffman (2,734 pass yards, 15 touchdowns) and Sudfeld (632 pass yards, 7 TDs) also put up big numbers for the Big Ten's top passing offense (311.2 ypg).
"We've got three guys that have all played, they've all played kind of well, their stats are OK, but we haven't won a lot of games," Wilson said. "There's really not a proven winner."
Wilson hopes to find one this spring.