Making it through the 2012 football season without burning any of the 5 freshmen OL's RS was a stroke of great fortune. Going forward into 2013 and beyond Hoke and Co. will have the depth needed on the OL to conduct the physical practices they desire and have great competition at all positions.
Leaving Taylor Lewan out of the equation, with early enrollees, M should have around 15 OL for spring ball and 18 OL once summer arrives, which should allow Hoke to conduct practice as he sees fit. I am counting Bosch and LTT as early enrollees, and Kugler, Fox and one other OL arriving in the summer.
With only two seniors on the roster in 2013 (Schofield and Gunderson), and 5 more freshman arriving in 2013, going forward into 2014, M should have more than adequate depth on the OL from this point forward.
I am not making a judgement on how well the OL will perform in 2013 (too many unknowns), just commenting on the relative wealth of depth on the OL.
If Taylor Lewan returns, not likely IMO, then depth is that much better.
Spring ball should be awesome.
|Returning Scholarship OL:|
|5||Jack Miller||OL||RS FR|
|6||Chris Bryant||OL||RS FR|
|7||Michael Schofield||OL||RS JR|
|Walk On's who played and looked serivceable:|
|8||Burzynski, Joey||OL||RS SO|
|9||Glasgow, Graham||OL||RS FR|
|Walk-On's who add needed depth:|
|16||Erik Gunderson||OL||RS JR|
|17||Kristian Mateus||OL||RS SO|