BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana coaches and players expect Cameron Coffman to make a smooth transition into his new job — starting quarterback.
The junior college transfer inherited the job when Tre Roberson broke his lower left leg in Saturday's 45-6 victory over Massachusetts and is expected to start this weekend against in-state rival Ball State.
Coach Kevin Wilson says it will take Roberson five to six months to fully recover from the injury. He had surgery Sunday and he could be back on campus as early as Wednesday.
But players and coaches don't expect much of a difference.
Teammates call Coffman smart, a good leader who has a strong arm and note that the only real change is Coffman doesn't have the same "wiggle" as Roberson had when he ran.