Thomas has been so impressive that Marvin Haynes has not been able to crack into the first team lineup. Haynes did not start a game last season while hobbled with nagging injuries. He played sparingly in the first half of the season, and he eventually missed the final four games of the season entirely. Departing senior Jake Jorde started in Haynes' place but replaced by Bell for the final four games.
Thomas says he is starting by default, nonetheless, he is doing his best to learn as much as he can. Bell can play either free or strong as can sophomore Zak Hill. But it's going to be a three-man battle for the come fall between Bell, Haynes, and Thomas.
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