ESPN’s David Hale put out an article this week that addressed the ACC Atlantic Division’s biggest Wild-Cards. Of course there was a specific position that he felt may or may not be in that position. The point he brought up even Stevie Wonder could see: Our ? at Offensive Line. Last year we were very young at that position but surprisingly good and we got better as the year went on. They should have improved over the summer and if they did, watch out! Here is what David had to say:
Louisville’s offensive line
It’s a bit of a cheat to include the entire line, but the truth is that Louisville’s hopes of winning the Atlantic rest almost entirely on the backs of the big boys up front. Last year’s unit was dreadful. Louisville’s running backs finished 10th in the ACC in yards before contact, and only Boston College allowed a higher rate of pressure on its quarterbacks. Still, it was a young unit, and both starting tackles this season — Geron Christian and Kenny Thomas — will be true sophomores who got crucial experience in 2015. Will that year of growing pains produce a better unit this season? If it does, the Cardinals could challenge Florida State and Clemson for the division.
Exactly as we thought. If this unit has improved then this will be a great year for Louisville on the gridiron. To read the article in its entirety, click here.