Northwestern’s already thin offensive line depth is a little thinner this week against EIU. 

Dickerson and Frazier missed last week. There’s still no word on what Dickerson’s injury is, other than that he is week to week.  Frazier is still recovering from his staph infection, so it’s no surprise that he isn’t able to go yet.  McGee too shouldn’t be a surprise as he looked like he got banged up pretty good against Stanford.  Brad North also picked up an injury during the game.

Everything else is a bit of a surprise. Eric Olson, Ian Park, and Miles Shuler appeared to escape Stanford without incident.  Obviously we shouldn’t speculate on injuries, but you would have to think that they picked up knocks in practice.

The good news is that Greg Kuhar is no longer on the injury report after missing the Stanford game.  I’d be surprised if he got serious run against an FCS team, but he should begin to work his way back into the rotation.

Playing Eastern Illinois is a good time to rest up the guys who got banged up during the first week of the year.  Still, the fact that Northwestern is missing two projected starters on its offensive line and another couple are banged up isn’t exactly comforting.  NU will need all hands on deck for Duke and the Big Ten slate which is just around the corner.

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