UW Huskies offensive line coach Scott Huff sounded like a proud father when talking about the team’s offensive line during Thursday’s media conference call with the media. Huff is entering his fourth year and arguably most yet due to lack of game experience. Development players is something the former Boise State Center has perfected.
ABILITY TO DEVELOP TALENT
In each of his previous three years, Huff has developed at least two position players who earned first-team All-Pac-12 Honors. In 2017 it was Coleman Shelton and Kaleb McGary. The following year Nick Harris and McGary continued the streak. McGary was also awarded the Morris Trophy as the Pac-12’s best 0-lineman. Last year Harris and Tre Adams made it three years in a row. If the streak is going to continue next year Huff feels a little shuffling around of the returning players will need to be done.
LIMITING NUMBER AND WHEN SACKS HAPPEN
Despite a disappointing season for Husky standards team allowed just 22 sacks in 13 games and had a 1,000-yard rusher. While statistics can be misleading Huff the key to success is in limiting how and when the line gives up the sacks.
CHANGE IN MIDDLE OF OFFENSE CAUSING RIPPLE EFFECT
The Huskies have been of experience and young talent should make for another prosperous year for the offensive line. The connection between the starters and quarterback and center will need to be established quickly in order for the offense to flourish.