Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Lets Talk Football — Experience Matters
With the exception of quarterback experience / Time on the job counts more with offensive line play than any other position.
This why a walk-on like Joey Burzynski (6’1 / 295) can compete with Kyle Kalis and other talented under class-men. There is so much technique and small details to learn. Additional time in the room and physical maturity are additional factors.The physical difference between a true sophomore and a 5th year senior is stark. One of the secrets to Alabama’s success is the number of 4th and 5th year players on the offensive line. One of the things that has hurt Wisconsin lately is the number of linemen leaving early.
Yes a talented young-an can contribute early, but it is easier when they are surrounded by veterans. Having veterans also helps with cohesion / time together. Moving Schofield to offensive tackle hurt because no one played as well with Lewan as Michael Schofield did.
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