Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Yes...we all know the reputation of this unit. It will be a real surprise if every starter does not wind up in the NFL someday. Yes, Chance Warmack, Barrett Jones and D.J. Fluker have all been named to various pre-season All-American teams. They have a great reputation.
The problem is that sometimes they are not getting the job done.
This line has given up eleven sacks. Seventy-one schools have given up fewer. Sometimes there are no holes for the backs to run through. While we need to see the guys toting the ball run harder, they also need a little more help from the big guys up front.
This group has almost universally been recognized as the best offensive line in the nation. The talent is there, but the results are very incomplete so far.
To be the best you don't get to have days like Western Kentucky where your excuse for a boatload of sacks is a lack of "taking it serious."
Something that would help the offensive line and running backs is....