For one veteran Arkansas State Football player it's been five weeks since he has seen any action on the Red Wolf Football team.
Junior safety Tausean Holmes has been out of action since the Memphis game five weeks ago, he was cleared by doctors on Monday, clearing his way to return to the practice field here Tuesday afternoon.
"It's feels real good, feels like I haven't missed a beat," Holmes told AStateNation.com after practice. "I'm already tuned in to the game plan that the coaches have for North Texas. I feel like I have been missing out, it's great to come back and do anything to help the team."
"It's big for our depth," Freeze said. "He is a guy that has played a lot of games for us. He has to get back into shape, he hasn't played since Memphis, hasn't been able to practice or do anything, the doctors wouldn't let him."
Freeze feels that Holmes will definitely see action this week against North Texas.
"Good to have him back," Freeze said. "He is ready to go, he has to understand the game plan, if he has it by Friday, he will see action."
When Holmes return to game time action he will have a cast and a splint on top of his wrist.
"It will take me a little to get use to it," Holmes said. "I should be ready by Saturday, I have really been missing playing, it's great to come back."
Another happy face to have back at his disposal is Red Wolves Defensive Coordinator Dave Wommack.
"It's exciting, wasn't sure when he was going to be back," said Wommack. "It adds a lot to the depth, not nearly as bad as it was before. Playing shape will be the biggest issue, he has been sitting in all the meetings."
Will he see action Saturday?
"Absolutely," Wommack said.