June 9, 2017

Rebuilding the O-Line

2017 O-Line:


Jack English (Sr.)
Jack McDonald (Sr.)
Colin McGovern (Sr.)
John Montelus (Sr.)
Brandon Pertile (Sr.)

Jake Fieler (Jr.)
Steven Moss (Jr.)

Ryan Bischoff (So.)
R.J. Proctor (So.)

Osiris Crutchfield (RS Fr.)
Ben Knutson (RS Fr.)
Dillon Reinkensmeyer (RS Fr.)

Total before frosh: 12

Kendall's Projected Starters (L to R): English // McGovern // Fieler // McDonald // Pertile

Redshirting:
Tyler Fannin (Fr.)
Chris Glaser (Fr.)
Ryan Nelson (Fr.)
Ryan Swoboda (Fr.)
Gerrik Vollmer (Fr.)

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2018 O-Line:


Jake Fieler (Sr.)
Steven Moss (Sr.)
Grad Transfer X (Sr.)
Grad Transfer Y (Sr.)
Grad Transfer Z (Sr.)

Ryan Bischoff (Jr.)
R.J. Proctor (Jr.)

Osiris Crutchfield (So.)
Ben Knutson (So.)
Dillon Reinkensmeyer (So.)

Tyler Fannin (RS Fr.)
Chris Glaser (RS Fr.)
Ryan Nelson (RS Fr.)
Ryan Swoboda (RS Fr.)
Gerrik Vollmer (RS Fr.)

Total before frosh: 15

Kendall's [EXTREMELY TENTATIVE] Projected Starters (L to R): Nelson // Moss // Fieler // Proctor // Bischoff

Redshirting:
Joe Bissinger (Fr.)
Bobby Haskins (Fr.)
Will Lawrence (Fr.)
2018 Recruit A (Fr.)
2018 Recruit B (Fr.)

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2019 O-Line:


Ryan Bischoff (Sr.)
R.J. Proctor (Sr.)

Osiris Crutchfield (Jr.)
Ben Knutson (Jr.)
Dillon Reinkensmeyer (Jr.)

Tyler Fannin (So.)
Chris Glaser (So.)
Ryan Nelson (So.)
Ryan Swoboda (So.)
Gerrik Vollmer (So.)

Joe Bissinger (RS Fr.)
Bobby Haskins (RS Fr.)
Will Lawrence (RS Fr.)
2018 Recruit A (RS Fr.)
2018 Recruit B (RS Fr.)

Total before frosh: 15

Kendall's [EXTREMELY TENTATIVE] Projected Starters (L to R): Nelson // Knutson // Reinkensmeyer // Proctor // Bischoff

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The main takeaway here is this: It's pretty much a complete, comprehensive, top-to-bottom rebuild of the offensive line, and that takes time, and that take lots and lots and lots of OL recruits... especially when you factor in the ~10-12% attrition rate, which is really more like 15-20% for players along the OL.

Five OL recruits in every class, and quantity trumps quality. No reason we can't have both! But if you're asking me, I'd rather get two low-3s than one 4-star. For example.



2 comments:

  1. I see it was announced today that McGovern isn't enrolling. QB Zanders isn't coming either. And Sonny Abramson (QB) quit.

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  2. Hoo-ray! Two more OL commits. This isn't going to happen overnight, but if we stock the OL every year, it might actually happen. Average running backs will look good if they get 2 yards past the LOS without being touched. A decent QB will find an open man given 4 seconds to do so.

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