With Boom nursing a bad ankle, Tressel estimated him to be at about 85% and Saine will get the start against the Hoosiers. Saine has looked good the last two weeks, and it will be interesting to see how he responds to a heavier workload. Of course, this also means more (and earlier, presumably) touches for well dressed Jordan Hall.
On the other side of the ball, linebacker Ross Homan is expected to play despite suffering what Tressel called a "minor concussion" against the Illini.
Finally, Orhian Johnson will be getting some nickel love in Bloomington.