Ex-UM center Nick Linder will continue his career at Indiana.
Linder, who sat out last year after leaving the program last August, joined the Hoosiers this week. The roster move was announced by Indiana on Wednesday.
“Nick Linder had a very strong career at Miami and we are excited to welcome him to our football program,” IU coach Tom Allen said in a press release. “He will be completing his master’s degree through the Kelley School of Business and he will be an important addition to our football team.”
Linder, who will have one year of eligibility remaining as a grad transfer, started 26 games at Miami. Shoulder trouble limited his effectiveness and ended his 2016 season after nine games. It also caused him to miss nearly all of spring practice in 2015 and 2016.
A graduate of Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas, Linder, 23, is the brother of Jacksonville Jaguars starting center and former UM right guard Brandon Linder.
Tyler Gauthier, who took over as UM’s starting center after Linder’s 2016 injury, has been a full-timer since and returns as a senior in 2018. During the 2017 regular season, he and senior left tackle Kc McDermott played the highest number of snaps on the team, according to numbers tracked by Post contributor Daniel Gould. Of UM’s 784 offensive plays during the regular season, both were in place for 774.