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Indiana Football adds graduate transfer Nick Linder from the University of Miami

Linder started 26 games for the Canes over three seasons before electing to transfer.

NCAA Football: Miami at Appalachian State Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana was in desperate need of some help along the offensive line and got some today.

Linder was a 3-star recruit out of St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale who elected to leave the team in August, train and rehab, then graduate from Miami and transfer. He’s struggled with shoulder injuries as of late and lost his starting spot to Tyler Gauthier. With only one year of eligibility left and an exceedingly small chance he’d see the field for the Canes, it made sense for Linder to leave the program.

Linder brings Power Five starting experience to an offensive line that struggled with its consistency and cohesiveness last season. If Linder can come in and stay healthy, he could play a huge role in stabilizing Indiana’s trench play, which has probably been the single biggest offensive issue in each of the last two seasons.