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Greg Eslinger is a notable Gophers O-Line Alumni.
If the running game is going to be considered a strength for the Gophers, they need an offensive line to pave the way for ballcarriers.
When the Gophers possessed one of the best rushing attacks in the nation behind Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney, the offensive line was more of a strength than the big-name running backs.
In the past decade, Minnesota has produced a number of NFL linemen.
Greg Eslinger, Mark Setterstrom, and Ben Hamilton are prime examples of Gophers offensive linemen that progressed into big-time players.
The offensive line was a major weakness two years ago when the Gophers won six games. Adam Weber was sacked 38 times and attempted 367 passes.
Last year, the offensive line made major improvements. Weber was sacked only 17 times while attempting an almost identical number of passes (368).
Plus, the running game made huge strides behind the line.
With a promising class of big men coming in, the future of the Gophers front-line looks bright.
Maybe they can call one of the aforementioned alumni for some advice.