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Michigan missing two starting offensive linemen on Saturday at Indiana

The Wolverines are forced to shake up their offensive line in a big way.

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Aside from battered egos, the Michigan Wolverines also dealt with some injuries over the last week that might have a major effect on Saturday’s game against the Indiana Hoosiers. According to multiple media members on the scene in Bloomington, Michigan said that both starting offensive tackles — Ryan Hayes and Jalen Mayfield — are out this week and did not make the trip for Saturday’s game. It does appear that linebacker Cam McGrone, one of the other big injuries from last week, will attempt to give it a go.

The starting offensive line in warmups per 247’s Zach Shaw was Andrew Stueber at left tackle, Zak Zinter at left guard, Andrew Vastardis at center, Chuck Filiaga at right guard and Karsen Barnhart at right tackle.

We will have to wait and see how it plays out, but the look in the trenches will be much different against an aggressive Indiana defense. Offensive line coach Ed Warinner has spoken highly of Zinter and Barnhart throughout the year and they have received their fair share of reps in practice with the ones, so there is at least a little experience there. Now, they get thrown into the fire on Saturday.