Looks like Indiana will be without both of its starting safeties on Saturday when it plays Michigan State.
Hoosiers coach Bill Lynch had hoped that strong safety Austin Thomas would recover from a lower right leg injury in time to play, but said after practice Wednesday that he now thinks that is unlikely.
Free safety Nick Polk will also not play. He has an unspecified left knee injury.
Senior Joe Kleinsmith and Brandon Mosley saw the most reps at safety on Wednesday, with Jerimy Finch also getting extensive work at the position.
Lynch said that staff had discussed moving Mitchell Evans â€” the wide receiver who began his career as a quarterback before moving to safety and playing there as a freshman and was once again a quarterback this spring and early fall (whew) â€” to safety again but decided to hold off because, as it appears now, Polk and Thomas should not miss many more games.