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Wilson on staff changes, conditioning

Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson discussed his coaching staff during a meeting with reporters Saturday. Four assistants Wilson hired have left to take jobs at other schools. Jemal Singleton (Oklahoma State), Brent Pease (Boise State), Jerry Montgomery (Michigan) and Corey Raymond (Nebraska) were hired and then moved on. The Hoosiers have replaced three of them, with the running backs coaching position still open.

"It is what it is. You just have to deal with it," Wilson said. "One of my deals is the ability to adapt and adjust. I think we hired some good guys. Unfortunately they felt that they had some other opportunities. My deal as a coach, you've got to do what is best for you and your family and so if they think that's best for them. They were great when they were here.

"… I think we've replaced the guys with guys who are pretty strong. I'm very pleased with the guys we've got."

Wilson said the Hoosiers are off to a good start with the off-season conditioning. Spring practice starts March 8.

"The guys are working better short term than I would have anticipated because No. 1, we're not that bad and No. 2 we have a great attitude," he said. "The kids want to do well, so they've embraced, short term, what we're doing and I'm very pleased."

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