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Spring football notebook

Getting away from it all

The Indiana football team took last week off for spring break.

What did coach Kevin Wilson do during the time off?

“I did nothing for the first time since August 3. Nothing. And I was mad when I had to come back,” Wilson said following Tuesday’s practice at Memorial Stadium.

“Sometimes getting away from work is good. Working to midnight doesn’t mean we’re going to do it better. It’s getting you’re job done and doing it well. … I’m not into being lazy. I’m into doing good work. Sometimes you need a break. Players need breaks. Coaches need breaks. We need breaks from each other.

“Spring break for us was designed to get the coaches back to their families. Family is a big thing we’re trying to do.”

Learning and leading

Indiana’s group of defensive tackles, which included Bishop Dwenger graduate Mick Mentzer, was considered a team’s strength last season.

The unit, which also includes Adam Replogle, Larry Black Jr. and Nicholas Sliger, is adjusting to a new style, like the rest of the Hoosiers.

“You just have to practice and practice. And make it become natural,” Mentzer said after Tuesday’s practice. “You have to practice it so much it becomes what you do.”

I’ll have more on Mentzer and the defensive tackles in an upcoming story.

Making moves

Will Matte started every game at center for Indiana last year. He is one of four starting offensive linemen that return this season (joined by Andrew McDonald, Justin Pagan and Aaron Price).

“There’s always stuff I can improve on,” he said following Tuesday’s practice. “Right now footwork is the biggest thing for me. I have to learn to keep my balance a little better. I thought I had a little bit of a down year last year. I’m just working hard and trying to get my footwork better.”

I’ll have more on Matte and the Hoosiers’ offensive line in an upcoming story.

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