Michigan Football: Wolverine Offensive Line -- Moving On To 2014

Posted at 4:00pm — 4/23/2014

Michigan Football: Wolverine Offensive Line — Moving On To 2014

With 5th year transfer Lindsay off the table, our offensive line projects to be for Appalachian State game:

LT – Erik Magnuson (Rs-So)
LG – Kyle Bosch (So)
OC – Graham Glasgow (Rs-Jr) (with Jack Miller starting against App. St.).
RG – Kyle Kalis (Rs-So)
RT – Ben Braden (Rs-So)

Offensive LineI expect Mason Cole to push both tackles, David Dawson to push both guards, and after a summer to gain strength, Kugler to push at center.

Is it young? Yes.

Is it inexperienced? Yes.

Is there more talent than last year? No.

So why will it still improve (IMO)? Simple: Chemistry.

Doug Nussmeier 2Coach Nussmeier had them out-of-sync intentionally in order to see who fit best where during the spring. That’s his choice as a National Champion winning offensive coordinator even if you disagree with it (many clamored for picking five and having them rep as much as possible.)

But come August, I think we’ll see guys given clear positions they will rep the “crap” out of. Again, learning a new offensive system IS difficult, but once these kids have the technique down, all thinking will stop. By practice 15 this spring, it was clear they were still hesitant.

Offense huddling upBy the end of fall camp, that should change some. By the time the B1G season starts, most of this will become instinct. That’s what is good about a zone blocking scheme: it doesn’t change.

As Kyle Bosch said, there are now just a bunch of fat kids who really like each other playing for each other. I like that.

Considering Glasgow and Miller are the only juniors we have up front, the bright side is the line we see at the end of 2014 will likely be the line we see in 2015…and 2016 perhaps.

Last year was a wash for development due to issues of chemistry and confusion. Let’s trust that with less confusion and more chemistry, we see more development and don’t have to rely on a transfer who started four games to save the day.

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