Much is expected of this year’s offensive line despite losing All- Pac12 players in center Nick Harris and left tack, Trey Adams. Last year’s unit allowed just 22 sacks in 13 games and paved the way for another 1,000-yard rusher in Myles Gaskin who also departed to play on Sundays.
BIG FAST AND AGILE
The Huskies as a whole have talent but lack game experience. The offensive line is no different. Left tackle Jaxson Kirkland and center/ guard Luke Wattenberg are the only return starters from last year. Kirkland and Wattenberg are part of a group of Husky lineman who is over 300 pounds and trending towards 350.
URGENCY TO JELL
The key for Huff will be to mold the young lineman into a cohesive unit under new offensive coordinator John Donovan. During his media call with the media this week Donovan stressed that the Huskies offense in 2020 will be versatile. For Huff, that means getting the young guys up to speed with some urgency.
EXPERIMENTING FOR RESULTS
The return of two proven starters in Watternberg and Kirkland buys some time for Huff to try players at various positions in order to find a solid group.
In his experimentation Huff said that he is looking for solid ten players who are versatile and interchangeable.
KEY TAKE AWAY
Huff will need to be laser sharp in his assessment of the players leading up to the Nov. 7th game at call. More importantly, will be the type of rotation he will use in the game. Not realistic that he will rotate more than two guys in the game after settling on a starting five.