(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Cameron Coffman is getting the first crack to be Indiana's new starting quarterback.
Keeping the job for the rest of this season might take some work.
The junior college transfer with the NFL pedigree played well enough last weekend in relief of the injured Tre Roberson to convince coach Kevin Wilson that he should start this weekend against Ball State.
''He's a very calm kid, a very smart kid, I don't know if he has the biggest cannon,'' Wilson said Tuesday. ''He's got a little more pep in his step this week, and he won't get rattled. I think he handled that situation (Saturday) very well, and in two days of practice this week, he's looked the best he has all camp.''
That's good news for a team that is chasing a third straight win and could match the school's longest winning streak since 2000. Indiana (2-0) also opened the 2005, 2009 and 2010 seasons at 3-0.
But the other part of the equation is causing constern...