Wilson: Jeff Thomas, Will Matte likely to play on Saturday

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said Wednesday that center Will Matte and middle linebacker Jeff Thomas have both practiced throughout the week and should be available for Saturday’s game at Ohio State.

Wilson said he may or may not start Matte, however, because the play of redshirt freshman Collin Rahrig, who had been playing in his stead. He suggested that Rahrig might start and then move to right guard at some point to get Matte back on the field. Matte missed the last two games with a knee sprain.

“Will Matte’s practiced, looks good,” Wilson said. “Going through today, we’ll probably still start Collin, but I think Will’s ready to go. There were some reps today where Will was at center and Collin was back at right guard. We kinda got them both back. It’s not like Will’s lost the job. He’s not doing bad.”

Wilson said Thomas has practiced all week. The senior linebacker separated his shoulder in the loss at Iowa and missed last week’s game. He leads the team in tackles and tackles for loss.

AUDIO: Kevin Wilson

21 comments

  1. I would first like to say that im glad that Thomas will be back because the defense needs all the help it can get.
    But I still doubt that his presence will change much.

    What was the diagnose of Matte? I know it was his knee but was it just a sprain? Why is CW not starting a guy that he says is back and recovered over Rahrig? Listening to the audio of CW, is he not better then Rahrig even though he has started so many games? I know Rahrig was spoken highly of by CW bt why sit him or Matte with Pagan at guard to start. Just start with the line they plan on going to midgame and start with Matte at center Rahrig at RG and Pagan at RT bc Eckert will get embarassed this week.

  2. Yeah, that doesn’t make sense at all. If Matte is ready to go, then get him in there from the get-go. It does us no good to have our best lineman standing on the sidelines watching, even if it’s only part of the time. Wilson says you have to practice to play, and he’s practicing for crying out loud.

  3. The coaching staff’s idea of moving players around mid-game, starting lots of frosh, etc. indicates something, but I don’t know what. But I have to assume that the staff has made “winning today” less important than other things such as, perhaps, figuring out which players do well at what, or who responds to being benched, or letting players know that none of them have “a lock” on a position, etc.

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