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New punter Evans getting used to kickin’ it at IU

Indiana’s special teams play was greatly improved last season, the unit’s first under new coordinator Kacey Teegardin. The Hoosiers’ challenge now is staying on an upward trajectory, particularly as they introduce some new faces to key roles.

Let’s check in on the specialists, shall we?

Evans getting acclimated

The first time punter James Evans ever donned football pads was last month in IU’s third practice of the spring. That simple fact has made for a busy spring for Teegardin, who along with the rest of Indiana’s specialists, has been tasked with teaching the 19-year-old New Zealand native about the finer points of the game.