While updating the Depth Chart by Class (in light of the Campbell / Q. Washington position switch) it first dawned on me that all Guards on the roster are Sophomores. This position switch just made Guard recruiting for 2010 a priority.
Even with a great recruiting class at guard in 2010, in 2013, the most experienced Guards on our roster will be Redshirt Sophs with no Juniors or Seniors (and this is with 0 recruits at this point to fill that void).
This, of course, doesn't consider possible future position switches (Khoury to Guard if Pace is ready to back-up) or playing a true Freshman at the position -- the last option could be more of a sign of necessity (as in playing true freshman CBs this year) than the readiness of a true freshman starting on the line in the Big 10.
Tackle in 2011: 1 Sr - 2 Soph - 2 Redshirting Fr. (Posada, Fisher)
Center in 2011: 1 Sr - 1 Jr. - 1 Fr. - 1 Redshirting Fr. (Miller)
Gaurd in 2011: 4 Jrs. - No Recruits
It looks like Zettel, UM, and OG is a match made in heaven - hopefully Cyrus Hobbi can get back in the picture too. And the consistent recruitment of James Elliott makes a lot more sense to me after seeing the "situation" we will be in down the road.