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Isaac Holmes out for the season

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Man, a day after it looked like Rutgers was getting some defensive line reinforcements with Marvin Booker, Mike Larrow, and Ken Kirksey returning comes the news that starting nose tackle Isaac Holmes is out for the rest of the season with a wrist injury. This is the second major post-Arkansas injury for Rutgers following the loss of starting fullback Michael Burton, with the only real consolation for both being that they shouldn't be lingering issues. Holmes had really come into his own as a run defender this year, meaning that RU's vaunted depth on the DL will be sorely tested. Options include moving a DE like Larrow inside, promoting a backup like Al Page (is he healthy?) or Marquis Wright, or starting another under tackle like Darius Hamilton or Kirksey and sliding Scott Vallone over to the nose. Rutgers should survive this loss (they already are missing Daryl Stephenson) due to strong depth at the position, but you never like to lose a good player. At least we're not UConn, who are getting ravaged by injuries on the DL without having sufficient reserve depth. Update: great - the news on Page is bad too. Update2: things might be changing a fair bit actually, with Jamil Merrell getting looks at UT again.

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