Three offensive linemen have decided to leave the University of Louisville just about 3 months before the first game of the season. Abraham “Nacho” Garcia, Cameron Fraser, and Chandler Bridges are all leaving Louisville according to our guys over at thecrunchzone.com. Also according to them, Cameron Fraser may be headed to Youngstown State to join Kenny Carter, former UofL running backs coach.
Garcia, listed at 6’5 and 347 lbs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was a four-star prospect on ESPN.com coming out of high school. He started in two games last season and played in seven before injuring his knee and sitting out the rest of the season.
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Today we continue the position breakdowns for the 2013 football season and focus on the Offensive Line. This is the group that many fans are questioning because of the loss of Mario Benavides and Alex Kupper, as well as players having to change positions. Let’s see who the Cards have lining up this season.
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One of the biggest things to keep your eye on this season will be the move of Jake Smith from guard to center. He will step in for the graduated Mario Benavides, who was great at the position. In his first 2 seasons, Smith has started 25 games at guard alongside of Benavides. So he does not lack game experience. At media day, Shawn Watson said he has full confidence in Smith moving to center, saying that it benefited him a lot to play next to Benavides so much.