Indiana DC Kane Wommack impressed by defense's tackling ability with limited practice
Watching the first few weeks of the college football season, it’s easy to tell that tackling has been an issue for a lot of teams. One benefit for the B1G starting later, if you want to call it that, is to see how much teams have struggled to bring players to the ground.
Indiana’s defense is making tackling a focal point in the offseason, and so far, defensive coordinator Kane Wommack is a fan of what he’s seeing in practice and during the scrimmage.
“I think our emphasis in tackling right now…it’s cutting edge,” Wommack said, per Jordan Gould of Indiana Rivals. “We’re finding ways to make real-life scenarios without tackling on the field.”
Over the weekend, Indiana held an intrasquad scrimmage with just three weeks until the first game against Penn State on Oct. 24. In that scrimmage, Wommack said that there were only four missed tackles during the afternoon.
“Probably the most exciting thing was the tackling.”
The Hoosiers have a major test in their first week of the season, going up against a highly-ranked Nittany Lions squad. With a room filled with talented running backs, a second-year starting quarterback and a veteran offensive line, wrapping guys up is going to be important.
So far, it sounds like Indiana’s defense is off to a strong start.