As the season approaches one of the biggest lingering question marks is how the Offensive Line, particularly the 3 new starters, will perform this year. There are a lot of reasons to believe that we will see improvement in this department such as scheme and personnel fit with regards to size and technique.
The question I have for the coaches and learned football scholars out there is specifically how are the skill sets different for run blocking vs. pass blocking? For all the flack our OL got last year they seemed to do pretty well in pass blocking situations. Was this a result of having upperclassman using techniques that translated from a zone blocking scheme (which our OL was recruited for) to our current scheme? Will it be "easier" for our young OL to run block because of their size advantage, ability to pull, and overall fit within the system than to pass block that requires fine-tuned technique?
Just curious to see in what situations our OL can do well and if that will skew the playcalling in one direction or another.