Everyone recognizes their own unofficial start date to college football season.
For some, it might be the day that the Phil Steele College Football Preview hits newsstands. For others, it might be conference media day, or the first day of fall camp. And for the weirdest and wildest among us, it might be the day that the first major individual player award watch list trickles out.
For the latter folks, that day arrived Monday, with not just one watch list but two. And after one of the most encouraging seasons in decades, Indiana’s program was well represented on both the Maxwell Award and Chuck Bednarik Award preseason honor rolls.