According to Phil Steele, Arizona's projected starting offensive line has combined for 1 career start. SMU's projected offensive line starters have combined for 158 starts, while Northwestern has combined for 137 starts.
Here's a list of six offensive line coaches that have their work cut off for them during August camp.
Brandon Jones (East Carolina): The Pirates are expected to start three sophomores, a junior, and a senior that have combined for only 27 career starts. That’s not exciting considering the schedule begins with South Carolina, Virginia Tech, UAB, and North Carolina. Sophomore left tackle Jordan Davis will have his hands full with South Carolina’s Devin Thomas out of the gate.
Robert Anae (Arizona): Former BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae will likely start two red-shirt freshmen, a sophomore, and two juniors. The group has a combined 1 career start. After hosting Northern Arizona, you’ll see Arizona’s offensive line on Thursday night primetime at Oklahoma State. Then the Wildcats get Stanford, Oregon, and travel to USC.
Louisville (Dave Borbley): In his second season at Louisville, Borbley has his work cut out for him. The projected starters have a combined 25 career starts. The early season schedule begins with Murray State, FIU, at Kentucky, and Marshall. The Cardinals will also have a new quarterback, potentially a true freshman in Teddy Bridgewater.
Bob Connelly (UTEP): The Miners are expected to start four juniors and a red-shirt freshman. The group has combined for 7 career starts. UTEP opens against Stony Brook, at SMU, at New Mexico State.
Jeff Grimes (Auburn): Grimes decided to remain at Auburn despite talking with Texas head coach Mack Brown in the off-season about the Longhorn’s offensive line job. He returns only one starter from a year ago. Auburn hosts Utah State and Mississippi State, then travels to Clemson.
Ron Hudson (New Mexico): Former UL-Lafayette offensive coordinator Ron Hudson joined the New Mexico staff in the off-season. He is expected to start three sophomores, a junior, and a senior. The group has a combined 20 career starts. The Lobos open against Colorado State, at Arkansas, and against Texas Tech.
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