The Hoosiers will see the return of their star wide receiver Whop Philyor after he announced his plans to return to the Indiana Football program for his senior season via Twitter. According to the post, Philyor states believes that there are “some things that need to be accomplished” that he “would love to be a part of.” Despite playing for his third offensive coordinator, the Tampa-area native hopes to continue building off of an eight-win season that ended on a bit of a sour note.
As one of the core staples of DeBoer’s offense, Philyor completed his most productive season in 2019, which included over 1,000 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. His 70 receptions on the season was good for third in the Big Ten in average receptions per game, only behind Purdue’s David Bell and Minnesota’s Tyler Johnson. For reference, Philyor received a combined yardage of under 600 yards during his freshman and sophomore seasons.
The return of Indiana’s 5-foot-11 receiver answers the first of many upcoming questions about Indiana’s offense. As mentioned, the first starts with DeBoer’s replacement at the offensive coordinator position. Second, the Hoosiers are monitoring a potential transfer candidate in quarterback Peyton Ramsey. Ramsey played the majority of the season, but only after he was announced as the second string behind redshirt freshman Michael Penix Jr.
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