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Offensive Line Depth


It almost went unnoticed throughout but we fielded two separate teams throughout spring without four offensive linemen.  One was a starter and the other three were second team players.  The issue was a larger problem at tackle then anywhere else on the ballclub.  We were missing our starting right tackle (Sanders), his backup from two years ago (Greenlee), backup center (Ganguzza) and backup right tackle (Faircloth) from last year.   Forcing Trickett to use two guards as the first and second team right tackles.  There by leaving only eight scholarship offensive linemen available for practice and the spring game, this wouldn’t be such an accomplishment if we didn’t have two sets of units practicing all the time.  The fact that there was any offensive production against a mostly scholarship defense is quite telling of the degree of teaching Trickett does with all his guys not just the scholarship players.  The walk-ons who played during the spring were not as athletic but definitely were not empty suits.    Let’s look at next year’s depth along the offensive line and if that doesn’t make you feel good about the future of the program, I don’t know what will.

 

2010

LT

  1. Datko - Jr.
  2. Sanders - Jr.
  3. Sanderson - So.

LG

  1. Hudson - Sr.
  2. Orelus - So.
  3. Snider - So.

 C

  1. McMahon - Sr.
  2. Ganguzza – Jr.
  3. Stanley – Jr.

RG

  1. Spurlock – Jr.
  2. Stork - So.
  3. Snider – So.

RT

  1. Sanders – Jr.
  2. Greenlee – So.
  3. Faircloth – Fr.

 

2011

LT

  1. Datko – Sr.
  2. Sanders - Sr.
  3. Sanderson – Jr.

LG

 

  1. Orelus – Jr.
  2. Snider – Jr.

 C

  1. Stork - Jr.
  2. Ganguzza – Sr.
  3. Stanley – Sr.

RG

  1. Spurlock – Sr.
  2. Snider – Jr.

RT

  1. Sanders – Sr.
  2. Greenlee – Jr..
  3. Faircloth – So.

 

2012

LT

  1. Sanderson – Sr.
  2. Foose – So.

LG

 

  1. Orelus – Sr.
  2. Snider - Sr

 C

  1. Stork - Sr.

RG

  1. Snider – Jr.

RT

  1. Greenlee – Sr.
  2. Faircloth – Jr.

 

Notes.

  1. In Trickett system Sanders is really Datko backup not Sanderson.  If Datko went down Sanders would move to Left Tackle while Greenlee would start at right tackle assuming he is completely healthy in the fall.  Greenlee came very close to stealing Sanders job in the fall of 2009.
  2. Ganguzza looks to me to be a career backup and could contribute in a pinch but is not a long-term answer at center.  Stork was recruited to play center and will most likely slide to center once McMahon graduates. 
  3. It’s tough to tell whether or not either Faircloth or Foose have the feet to play LT so I don’t know if either kid can really help out there.


 

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