“If one of them gets hurt, you put somebody else in, is what you do,” Johnson said.
Without Stickler, the No. 3 tackle is Bailey Ivemeyer, a sophomore walk-on who played meaningful snaps against North Carolina but otherwise has played little. In the case of an injury to a guard, Bryan would likely move from tackle to guard and Ivemeyer would go in at tackle. The next guard on the depth chart, Brad Morgan, has been out for the past three games with an upper-body injury.
The backup center on the depth chart, Morgan’s twin brother Scott, has been out for the past two games with an upper-body injury. In pregame warmups in the past two games, walk-ons Chet Lagod and Ivemeyer have taken snaps at center.
Another option is freshman guard Connor Hansen, who had his redshirt burned in the North Carolina game but has not played since. While coaches would prefer to avoid it in order to preserve their redshirt status, playing freshman linemen such as Charlie Clark, Mikey Minihan or Zach Quinney might also be a possibility.