I would be interested in hearing what Coach Clark says on that subject, but in my opinion the answer is yes. We need our OL to be at, or at least close to 300 lbs. Yes, we can make do with slightly smaller but at 6'5", 300 lbs can still be plenty athletic and we still need to be able to line up and push a Defense back a couple of yards when necessary for short yardage. The standards have increased these days and 300 pounders no longer have that big belly that was common in the 70's or 80's. We don't necessarily have to have guys who are a lot bigger like those P5 programs who average 330 across the line.bigdaddyg wrote: ↑Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:35 pmIf we are going to a faster up tempo offense do we really want 6’5” 300 lb guys up front? Can “larger” linemen keep up the pace? Granted we need larger than 270 lb freshmen but to completely dismiss the possibility that a freshman just might be ready to provide some depth is strange thinking.
Depth is a concern at OL this year now that we've had two of them with medical exclusions. Hopefully some of those young guys step up. Without solid OL play, all those weapons we have could wind up looking pretty average....but I don't believe that's going to happen.