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Every team in the country has the offensive line on its spring list. Even if the starters are established, coaches still spend time tweaking and moving pieces around. Putting together the best starting five possible is the hardest thing to do during the offseason.
Florida has questions with its offensive line, which allowed 27 sacks last season and was tied for 10th in the SEC. Things also get even more interesting with new offensive line coach Mike Summers, who is taking over the unit. Everybody will have to impress him.
Now are when the questions come into play.
Who’s going to replace center Jonotthan Harrison? How does losing two experienced guards impact the rest of the group? Are there even enough healthy bodies to put together a respectable unit this spring?
If the season started tomorrow, the starting offensive line would likely include D.J. Humphries, Chaz Green, Max Garcia, Trenton Brown and Tyler Moore. The problem is that four of those five players have been injury-prone, including Green, who missed all of last season with a torn labrum.
That opens the door for Roderick Johnson, Trip Thurman and even early enrollee Drew Sarvary.
Florida has only five offensive linemen who have ever started a game. You better believe eyes will be on this unit, and competition will be fierce.