Indiana Football Practice: Aug. 14, 2013

Indiana preseason football practice has reached the halfway point before the Aug. 29 season opener against Indiana State at Memorial Stadium.

Indiana had two practices on Wednesday though both were closed to the media.

On Tuesday, media members were allowed access to players on the offensive side of the ball. The defensive access will come on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The catch word on Tuesday was 'competition'. There is plenty of it at every position.

Perhaps no place greater than at the wide receiver spot where Indiana is loaded with big time talent.

Two players fighting for playing time will be Isaiah Roundtree and Nick Stoner. Roundtree moved from running back to wide receiver this season. He thought the competition was strong at the RB position but he said the wide out spot is even more competitive.

"It's competitive but if you're an athlete it's something you look forward to,'' Roundtree said. "The one thing with competition is that you know you have to be at your absolute best every day.''

Stoner, who played his high school football at Center Grove just up State Road 37 in Greenwood, Ind., said the more the competition the better he and his teammates play.

"It's great,'' Stoner said. "I wouldn't want it any other way. The good thing is we are really deep and our position is really going to help contribute to this team.''

Indiana will have one practice on Thursday, a scrimmage on Friday, no practice Saturday and then will resume practices on Sunday.

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