Versatile lineman Brandon Knight returns to practice

One of Indiana’s most experienced offensive linemen may soon return to action.

Junior Brandon Knight, who missed most, if not all, of Indiana’s practices last month with an unspecified injury, returned to practice on Sunday.

The hope is that Knight will be able to continue practicing throughout this week. Will he be available for Saturday’s game at Virginia? That remains to be seen.

When Knight eventually does rejoin his teammates on the field, he appears set to return to right tackle, where he started six times last season. But that assignment may not be set in stone.

Knight, who has also worked at left tackle and tight end, is arguably Indiana’s most versatile lineman.

The Hoosiers will continue alternating redshirt sophomore Hunter Littlejohn and freshman Harry Crider at center, though it’s conceivable that Knight could see time at that spot if it remains unsettled as the season progresses.

It will also be worth watching how current right tackle Delroy Baker fares against upcoming opponents Virginia, Florida International and Georgia Southern.

Knight is one of Indiana’s best linemen, so he’ll play when he’s ready. Where he lines up could depend on other factors.

“I think it’s about getting the best five on the field,” Indiana coach Tom Allen said. “So we’re not ready to say where that would be yet. It’s doing to depend on how he comes back this week and we’ll see where that goes. The goal is to get the best five linemen on the field.”

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  1. Getting Knight back will make the OL better where ever he ends up playing. He will also help out with depth on the OL so it will be especially good to get him back.

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