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Mentzer, Belcher, Bush on the spring

Indiana defensive tackle Mick Mentzer, a Bishop Dwenger graduate, gave his evaluation of the spring following Saturday's spring game.

"They've thrown a lot at us and I think we've responded well," he said. "We're getting the hang of things. I'm happy with what we've done and what we've put in this spring."

Mentzer is part of a rotation at tackle with Adam Replogle, Larry Black Jr. and Nicholas Sliger.

Wide receiver Damarlo Belcher said the spring game is always a highlight of the year. Belcher had six catches for 63 yards and one touchdown.

"We finally got to play, we finally got to let it loose," Belcher said. "We didn't have too many contact days during practices. This is what we've been waiting on."

Kevin Bush, a defensive tackle who graduated from Homestead, said the team is moving in the right direction.

"We've done so much, we've put in a lot of things," Bush said. "Everyone is playing a new technique or learning new ways to do things. We've done a real good job of buying in."