Expect Ray Fisher to be slightly more aggressive on punt returns.
"Part of that is on me," IU coach Bill Lynch said. "Some of those worries out on the field and some of those punts have been difficult to catch. I probably, in my approach with him and with coach (Dennis) Springer's and coach Billy Lynch's coaching, the number one goal is to have possession at the end of a play. When in doubt, get away from the ball. The defense has worked too hard and we feel good about our offense so let's get the ball back and we will move. When in doubt, don't do something crazy and try to be a hero.
"We have two or three of them this year that have bounced against us and sometimes through the course of a season, one of those balls bounces the other way in the end zone. There were two in particular on Saturday (against Michigan) we probably needed to go get. We always reflect on the ones he didn't catch vs. the ones he did catch. I told Ray in practice (Monday) we are going to be a little more aggressive. That was me being a little bit too conservative and coaching him up to not take too many chances.
"One of the things that is different in the punt return game nowadays is everyone runs a spread punt where you have three or four gunners. So you have more guys in the face of guys catching punts and is the same reason our coverage has been pretty good. There are more bodies flying around when you are trying to move through the traffic to make fair catches too."