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2017 Indiana Hoosiers football
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ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2017 record5–7 (2–7 Big Ten)
Head coachTom Allen (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike DeBord (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorWilliam Inge (5th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,959)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →

Template:2017 Big Ten football standings The 2017 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented Indiana University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana competed as a member of the East Division of the Big Ten Conference. The team was led by first-year head coach Tom Allen and finished 5–7 overall, 2–7 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for sixth place in the East Division.

Spring GameEdit

The 2017 Spring Game took place in Bloomington, on April 13, at 7:00 PM.[1]

Date Time Spring Game Site TV Result Attendance
April 13 7:00 PM Cream vs. Crimson Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN Crimson 42–36OT[2]
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Previous seasonEdit

The Hoosiers finished the 2016 season 6–6, 4–5 in Big Ten play to finish in fourth place in the Eastern Division. The highlight of the season was beating No. 17-ranked Michigan State, as well as beating Purdue to become bowl eligible for the second year in a row; a feat last accomplished in the 1990 and 1991 seasons. Following a loss to Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl, Indiana finished their season 6–7.

Offseason Edit

Following the season, the Hoosiers would fire sixth year Offensive Coordinator Kevin Johns on January 2, 2017 and hire Tennessee Offensive Coordinator Mike DeBord two days later.[3][4] On January 4, 2017, Grant Heard joined the Hoosiers' coaching staff as the wide receivers coach. He formerly coached at Ole Miss.[5] On March 3, 2017, Mike Hart was hired to fill the vacant role of running backs' coach. Hart was a former running backs coach at Syracuse, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan, as well as a former running back for the Indianapolis Colts.[6]

DeparturesEdit

Notable departures from the 2016 squad included:

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dimtric Camiel #77 OL 6'7 310 Senior Houston, TX Declared for the 2017 NFL Draft
Dan Feeney #67 OL 6'4 310 Senior Orland Park, IL Declared for the 2017 NFL Draft
Marcus Oliver #44 LB 6'1 240 Junior Hamilton, OH Declared for the 2017 NFL Draft
Mitchell Paige #87 WR 5'7 176 Senior Carmel, IN Graduated
Devine Redding #34 RB 5'10 202 Junior Youngstown, OH Declared for the 2017 NFL Draft

2017 NFL DraftEdit

Hoosiers who were picked in the 2017 NFL Draft:

Round Pick Player Position Team
3 71 Dan Feeney OL Los Angeles Chargers
UFA Dimitric Camiel OT Houston Texans
UFA Marcus Oliver LB Philadelphia Eagles
UFA Mitchell Paige WR Los Angeles Chargers
UFA Devine Redding RB Kansas City Chiefs

PreseasonEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

The Hoosiers signed a total of 23 recruits.


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