March 1, 2007

OL: Case of trying to find the right combination

The only starter lost from last year on the offensive line was center Anthony Wollschlager, and the team has solid returners in Jason Fox, Derrick Morse, Reggie Youngblood and Andrew Bain.

But it appears a shift is in store for all but Bain, who will remain at guard. Morse is trying his hand at center, and Fox is moving from right tackle to left tackle (where he played a few games last year when Youngblood was injured). Youngblood is expected to start the spring at right tackle. Chris Rutledge, who was a backup tackle last year, is expected to get the first chance to earn a starting spot at the guard position vacated by Morse.

Will the above be the right combination?

Based on past springs more shakeups will be in store. But, of course, that's what the spring is for: Experimenting to find a way to get the most out of your best five offensive linemen.

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