NOTES: Allen looking to get Robinson back to full strength

Defensive tackle Jacob Robinson hasn’t played since Sept 15, missing the past six games with a leg injury.

So when will he be back? IU coach Tom Allen doesn’t seem sure.

Right now, Allen says the team is concentrated on getting the senior back to health.

“Big thing with him is you want to make sure he’s not going to put himself in position that would further hurt him,” Allen said. “Our doctors feel good about that. Another week of doing what he’s doing helps him.”

Robinson has traveled to road games during the past month and a half, and even went so far as to dress for pregame warmups on Oct. 26 at Minnesota.

Ultimately, Robinson did not play in that game against the Gophers.

“He’s a guy that provides so much leadership for our team whether he’s in the game or not,” Allen said. “We’ll try to get him more reps, compared to before, which wasn’t much. I think each time he’ll get more and more. I’d like to see him get back to as full strength as possible.”

Allen updates players of the game
Meeting with reporters Monday for the first time since IU’s loss at Minnesota, Allen shared his honorees from that Oct. 26 contest against the Gophers.

In rushing for 96 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, running back Stevie Scott received the offensive honors. Defensive back Bryant Fitzgerald picked off a pass and forced a fumble to garner defensive recognition. Kicker Logan Justus hit three field goals to net the special teams honor.

Linebacker Aaron Casey, defensive end Madison Norris, receivers Justin Berry and Bradley Ellis, running back Connor Thomas and defensive back Jeremy Boyd picked up scout team recognition.

Waiting on kick time
Indiana revealed Monday that television networks have chosen to use their “six-day selections” for the Nov. 17 slate of Big Ten games.

That means a kickoff time for IU’s trip to Michigan that weekend won’t be announced until this weekend.