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GRAHAM NOTEBOOK: Nile Back in the Flow

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A year ago, right around this time, Mark Hagen was privately bummed.

The Indiana co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach had learned that a weight-lifting injury was going to deprive his Hoosiers of their primary pass-rusher, defensive end Nike
Sykes, for the entire 2017 season.

Hagen feels differently now. He is (ahem) Syked.

Not only is Sykes back healthy for his senior season, Hagen has seen some hopes realized regarding building depth for his unit during fall camp heading into the 2018 season opener Sept. 1 at Florida International.