BLOOMINGTON – Michael Penix Jr. feels good enough for his right knee at this point that he would have no problem testing it a bit more. It’s been 8 1/2 months now since the last time he put the ball in and ran against direct action, and he wouldn’t mind getting a better sense of his ability to make defenders lose before the opening of the Indiana season in Iowa on September 4th.

But Indiana football coach Tom Allen has no interest in taking chances in the first pre-season since 1968, in which the Hoosiers were ranked in the Top 25. Especially not with a center-back who could be the best in the Ten, but also has seen all three of his previous college seasons end due to serious injury.

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