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IU Head Football Coach Kevin Wilson at fall camp will be ready for the first game against FIA on Thursday, Sept. 1 — catch the Kevin Wilson Show on WSLM beginning Monday, August. 28 at 7:05p on 97.9 FM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson is pleased by what he sees from his Hoosiers early in fall camp.  Just four practices in the team is already practicing at a high level.

“Our team is big and strong and I think we have battled the elements,” Wilson said.  “We have worked hard.  I am very encouraged by today’s practice.  Our best practice to date.  I love what the coaches are doing and the kids are buying in.  We have some great senior leaders, and I like what is happening.”

One of the positive signs Wilson has seen so far is the play of the defense.  Defensive coordinator Tom Allen has earned high praise early in his IU tenure.

“He has got a lot of confidence and positive energy,” Wilson said.  “Tom has done a great job of having a standard and he is pushing those guys harder than they have ever been pushed.”

On the offensive side of the ball, an identity has already been established.

“Our deal is to be a physical offense, to take care of the ball and score points,” Wilson said.

With full-padded practices and two-a-days looming, the main goal for camp is to foster great practice habits and to work productively.

“We are trying to build,” Wilson said.  “We have a progression, not only of teaching the plays, but the progression of our contact and hitting.  We are using our threes a lot to not over-hit some of our starters.  We are getting great special teams work.  We are taking this first week to build through the scrimmage on Tuesday then taking a day off.  The next week we will really start dialing up the hitting and the volume of work that we do.”