Next Year's O-Line

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  1. Next Year's O-Line
    3rd Slide

    3rd Slide Junior Member


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    Here's the depth chart as I see it (year as of next season):

    LT - Jackson (So), Johnston (R-Jr)
    LG - Brown (R-Sr), Hemsley (R-Jr), Vera-Tucker (So), Daniel (Sr or R-Jr?)
    C - Lobendahn (R-Sr), C. Smith (R-Jr), Neilon (So)
    RG - Voorhees (So), Austin (R-Jr), Martin (R-So)
    RT - Edoga (Sr), McKenzie (So), N. Smith (R-So)

    Starters have a lot of experience and are 60% Sr/R-Sr; average 299 lbs (if the roster is to be believed). Solid depth.

    We have the horses - just to make sure we have the right coaching and S&C.
     
       
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    Looks like basically the same group that just got their asses whooped
     
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    Hopefully they will be protecting a R-Jr QB.
     
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    Mass kicks Ass!
     
  5. AZUSCfan

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    add the following:

    C - Justin Dedich (Fr ) 6'2" 273lbs
    G - Liam Douglass (Fr) 6'5" 263lbs
     
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    Hopefully this group can avoid the injury bug and gel over the next spring and fall. They absolutely will have the experience.
     
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    Is a spring camp and fall camp going to make them that much better?
    Are they going to get any stronger physically?
    Will our TE's be able to block a crashing DE?

    We can all hope the answers are all 'yes' or it will be more of the same and potentially worse.
     
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    It should be better across the board - Voorhees & Jackson hopefully making the freshman to sophomore jump, Toa moving to center (I think he's an upgrade from Nico), and more senior leadership.

    But if there's no improvement in S&C and they don't get coached up better, Helton goes straight to the hot seat.
     
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    This next season will be a pivotal one for him. If nothing changes along the oline in any way, shape, or form it will start getting warm.
     
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    If Sam goes to the NFL then Helton is already on the hot seat. It's Helton final year on his contract so he will get extra attention.
     
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    There are a few people saying this but the two QB’s behind him are just as capable IMO.
     
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    we need a tight end who can block, that was the big issue in the Cotton Bowl. Gawd knows why we never use a fullback.
     
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    2017 top 10 offensive lineman size rankings

    1) Alabama – 6’4.8″ – 314 lbs.
    2) Florida State – 6’5.8″ – 313.4 lbs.
    3) Ohio State – 6’5.2″ – 308.4 lbs.
    4) Oklahoma – 6’4.4″ – 324.2 lbs.
    5) USC – 6’3.6 ” – 296 lbs (below average)
    6) Clemson – 6’4.4″ – 318 lbs.
    7) Penn State – 6’5.2″ – 318.6 lbs.
    8) Washington – 6’4.8″ – 306
    9) Auburn – 6’4.8″ – 317.8 lbs.
    10) Florida – 6’4.2 ” – 314.6 lbs.
     
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    Preseason top 10
     
  15. Trojan Man 30

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    I think you are right. Nobody seems to have much confidence in them. If the O-line steps up I think they will do alright. The rest of the team should be loaded. It should be fun!
     
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    Let's hope we get Penei and have him compete as well!
    Fight On!
     
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    Assuming USC doesn't sign anymore Olinemen for the 2018 class that makes 17 Olinemen on scholarship. If Callaway can't find 5 guys to lead that group then he definitely needs to go.
     
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    Didn't they make a conscious effort to recruit lighter, leaner guys?
     
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    At least they'll be a year older.

    The best news to me is that they move Toa to center and Jackson out to LT. That should improve both spots IMO.
     
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