With Mitchell Evans’ move to the secondary, a slot opened up as IU’s go-to-guy for the wildcat formation.
“It will be Edward Wright-Baker or Dusty Kiel,” IU coach Bill Lynch said. “They’re both very athletic and are big, strong guys. They’re both bigger than Mitchell. When you look at the people who run the wildcat around the country, a lot of times that guy that runs it is a bigger guy that can be more of a short-yardage guy. If you think about what (Tim) Tebow did all those years, a lot of that and even in the NFL, a lot of those guys are running backs. I think that these guys will be much more of a threat throwing the ball, but those guys are the guys that will be doing it.”
Evans took 69 snaps in the wildcat and rushed for 131 yards on 32 attempts. He was 3 of 7 passing for 21 yards.
Wright-Baker and Kiel were redshirted as freshmen.