For the third straight game there is no formal depth chart for Purdue. That’s disconcerting as we head to Wisconsin AND we’re coming off of a bye. Purdue’s best hope is that some guys who have been out a while like Lorenzo Neal, Rondale Moore, and Elijah Sindelar can come back after the week off. per this morning’s press conference, that seems unlikely.
On Moore and Neal, there is some hope, as this is the most optimistic Brohm has sounded:
Brohm on Neal and Moore: "We're hopeful both of those guys can get back."— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) November 18, 2019
Need to practice
That is a long way from “unlikely” and “doubtful”.
Jared Sparks is also a possibility:
Brohom on if Sparks back? Same boat as Rondal and Lorenzo. Have to see him on practice field. High ankle issue.— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) November 18, 2019
As for Sindelar, Brohm does not expect him back:
Brohm on injuries: Doesn't expect Beach and Sindelar back. Jalen Graham and Cory Trice feeling better. Semisi Fakasiiekiki, too.— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) November 18, 2019
Sam Garvin has done well at center and the offensive line has shown improvement as the year has gone by, but with no Sindelar it looks like it is Aidan O’Connell’s show from here on out. That means we begin the what towards Sindelar’s decision for his 6th year in 2020. he has already found out he will get it and can return if he wants, but does he want to?
Still, getting two games of Neal, especially against Wisconsin, and the return of Rondale gives me a little hope for Saturday.