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‘Mr. Blue Collar’: Matt Bjorson’s physical, dependable style proves indispensable for Indiana’s special teams, tight end groups

Tight ends coach Kevin Wright felt the Indiana offense wasn’t executing in preparation for its game against Maryland on Oct. 30. The Hoosiers practiced a set of plays where senior tight end Matt Bjorson stayed in pass protection, but something wasn’t right. Wright knew it wasn’t Bjorson’s fault — he…

Ryder Anderson remains a constant leader amid Indiana’s disappointing season

Ryder Anderson was right in Demarcus Elliott’s face. It was during summer training camp and IU’s defensive linemen were competing in various conditioning drills: medicine ball throws across the field, sled pulls, sprints. That’s when Anderson started talking. “Go, go,” he said, getting right into his teammates’ faces. It wasn’t…