Football practice starts this week, but the hand wringing over the offensive will continue on for weeks.
First question for the opening of camp:
How does the offensive line come together? Seriously, how? A few weeks ago, I was trending optimistic. While those reasons are still legitimate, I am now less optimist. Why? Perhaps it is a bit closer to the season. I know we have talented players on the offensive line. I know we have a strong blocking TE. They are just so, so young.
So, how do they come together? I don't know. It isn't hard to say that they can be very, very good. It also isn't hard to see how there will be growing pains. There is an S&C component to this, especially considering the guys that have been on campus. Being in a position to play a whole game will be huge. Being able to move guys, win the battles, will be equally huge. The way I see it, we'll know pretty early what the rotation will look like.
Hopefully, that'll mean 30+practices with guys getting the right feel for their roles.