The strongest verbal statement yet that Holmes will be ready came Tuesday from Vermeil.
"He will line up and play the league opener like he was never injured. I would bet on that," Vermeil said. "I trust our doctors. They've told us he'll be ready to run and go full bore in June. That leads me to believe our worries are behind us. There are a lot of things that as a head coach, I'm worried about. That's not one of them."