May 23, 2006

Depth has arrived along the offensive line

The Bruins will have to replace two starters and one part-time starter across the line of scrimmage for the season of 2006. There is no doubt that UCLA will miss the experience of Big Ed Blanton, the overachieving Mike McCloskey and Bob Clearly. The good news is what the Bruins will lack in experience the thinking is they will make up in depth and talent.

One thing that is key to a successful football season is the play of the offensive line. That is why depth is so important. You need to have players to pick up for the guys who come down with an injury. The depth along the offensive line will be at its best in years.

During the spring new offensive line coach Jim Colletto was getting to know his players. He was doing a lot meshing and matching of personnel while trying to get a feeling for his material.

Chemistry is very important along the offensive front and Colletto was seeing what groups played well together.

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