Posted by Big Ron on January 08, 20 at 10:47:26:
In Reply to: Diesch will be the LT posted by cudevil on January 07, 20 at 22:15:10:
* Henderson will move to RT.
Why? He has 13 starts at LT. How many does Diesch have? Henderson is a growing puppy. I expect that he will be about 295 lbs by next season (about the same as Diesch) and he may have longer arms than the taller Diesch. Do you have insider info about a Henderson position change?
* West graded out the best of the OL on multiple occasions.
I like West. He is going to have a good career. But there was a reason the coaches tried to start him at center. They can see that as his best position. Unfortunately, center is the toughest position to learn. Now Christensen does not need to rush the move. Henderson can work with one of the all time best centers to learn position. West is not particularly tall. His arms are not particularly long and his frame will never carry a lot of additional weight. His best future truly appears to be a 290 lb center and not a 290 lb right guard. He is a good athlete and football smart. He made very few game day mistakes. But he could not move a big NT and was often crushed by a bull rush. But he can excel at blocking LBs from the center position.
* Adrian Klemm would like a word re: your contention that all P5 lineman are taught good technique.
Are you referring to the Adrian Klemm that is now coaching Steelers linemen? Anyway, I do not think that naming one ex-college coach as an argument to discredit all P5 line coaches presents much of a argument. The true question is what could Christensen and Mawae do with a squad of equally rated 6’6” 320 lb recruits. Would we be better? Worse?
* And yes, the best schools have the biggest, strongest, fastest guys. I’m not even concerning myself with that. I want to get to 8 wins on average and to get there, 290+ is plenty big enough
Well, I agree a 290 lb line can get us to 8 wins - on average. And it will also keep us there. That is winning our OOC games and going 5-4 in conference play. On average. I’m sick of these seasons. Why settle. Why not be the “best school that has the biggest, strongest, fastest guys.” I am NOT out of line for advocating that.
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