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Hoosiers still hurting along offensive line

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson will be without starting right tackle Peyton Eckert, but hopes to have right guard Bernard Taylor back for the Big Ten opener against Penn State on Saturday.

Eckert, a 6-foot-6 junior, is still nursing a pinched nerve in his lower back, Wilson told reporters Monday. The third-year coach said he would not rule out a redshirt year for Eckert should the setback persist. He has yet to play for the Hoosiers in 2013.

Redshirt sophomore Ralston Evans has taken Eckert's spot on the depth chart as he recovers.

Taylor, meanwhile, might be ready to return, although he faces competition from fill-in guard Jake Reed at the spot. The 6-2, 295-pound junior was out with an ankle injury, and because of the depth Wilson has along his offensive line, he doesn't see a need to rush Taylor back into the lineup.

With fellow guard Dan Feeney out for the season with a lisfranc injury, IU has relied on Reed, a 6-4, 291-pound redshirt sophomore, and David Kaminski, a 6-4, 300-pound redshirt sophomore, to fill gaps at guard.

Sophomore defensive tackle Alex Todd is also full-go at practice and could see the field in the conference opener at Memorial Stadium against the Nittany Lions.