Tom Allen is trying to put his mark on Indiana’s defense entering 2022. It has been one of his primary focuses this offseason, and the Hoosiers are looking for the right mix at the linebacker position.

On Tuesday, Allen updated the current battles for the 2-deep at linebacker. According to Allen, Miami transfer Bradley Jennings is battling with Aaron Casey for the starting “Ace” (Mike) linebacker spot for the Hoosiers. Cam Jones is anchored into the starting role at the “Stinger” position (Will linebacker) with Kentucky transfer Jerod Casey backing up Jones.

With Micah McFadden off to the NFL, it sounds like the Hoosiers have a solid mix of talent to work with at linebacker. In regards to Jerod Casey, Allen said he’s among the fastest players on Indiana’s roster.

We’ll see how this group can help impact the defense in 2022.