Purdue coach Danny Hope provided an update on running back Ralph Bolden during his weekly teleconference Tuesday. Bolden has yet to play this season as he recovers from a knee injury suffered in last year's regular-season finale against Indiana.
"We knew that he was close or maybe ready, but again we feel a little bit better about seeing him get a few more reps in practice and I thought he got some of that done last week. Got in the physical part of practice a little bit more," Hope said.
"We're just now getting to the point where we're asking him to fit up on some of the linebackers and the ends and in regards to blitz pick up. And again, we haven't tackled Ralph in practice and we will not, but I think that Ralph probably could have helped us some this past Saturday and was maybe ready this past Saturday, but we are a lot more comfortable about playing Ralph this weekend and I think Ralph is more comfortable as well."