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Major cause of concern. Maybe the play calling, rotating, off-day, whatever, but what happened to just "kicking the guys ass in front of you and doing your job the best of your ability as if each play has a history and life of its own"?
I know the two guard positions have been talked about. Not sure why Vlachos seems to get a free pass... Elite DLmen own him, at least last year they did. Obviously he is the best we have, but as experienced as he is, Caldwell and M.Johnson might have just been THAT physical. Or maybe height does matter, i dont know.
Look forward to seeing a game plan at Penn State similar to Clemson in 08, just not sure if we have the toughness up front- never thought I'd say that about this OL. RTR
Vlachos was fine in 2009 but Mike Johnson was beside him.. Maybe thats the big difference
I found this interesting:
Do you know who the last 4-star or higher INTERIOR offensive lineman we signed was? You guessed it...Barrett Jones.
Do you know who were the last 4-star or higher INTERIOR offensive linemen we signed before Barrett Jones were? David Ross and...you guessed it...Mike Johnson.
In my opinion our biggest recruiting weakness has been recruiting top-rated INTERIOR offensive linemen.
FWIW, I'm not in the sky-is-falling camp...YET. But it is something that is an area to watch carefully.
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