That is actually what I was getting at, not the other way around.
With Lewan coming back, do we still take a 6th OL?
Taylor Lewan is your starting LT. Taking 5 or 6 O-linemen only affects next year's depth chart wrt to Taylor the two deep is not relient on having 1 more OL that will hopefully be redshirting. I have to imagine Hoke knew Taylor was coming back and he still wants a 6th OL
I would think not. I'm sure hoke has known his decision for a while, unless he had a last second change of heart
*i would think it doesn't change the number.
Didn't Coach Hoke say at one point that typically he'd like to have 18 linemen on scholarship?
You definitely want more than 8 or whatever we have now.
Quality OL are tough to come by and take time to age to perfection. I say take a 6th.
Depth is still needed.
Hunt appears to be another interior lineman. We really need a tackle in this class. Although he was impressive in the UA game.
We really need a tackle? We have Lewan, Schofield, Braden, Magnuson, Tuley-Tillman, and Fox. So six of the 13 guys on the roster or committed are tackles. Even after Lewan and Schofield graduate, we have four tackles (along with a couple guys who could play tackle if needed) and Denzel Ward committed for 2014.
We need a OG/C combo. Barrett Jones would be nice, but I'll settle for a better version of Rocko Khoury.
The timing of the new offers seemed to be right before news of Chris Fox's injury. He could be destined for a rehab induced redshirt. Maybe the coaches want 5 FR o-linemen ready to practice and compete, even if they do eventually redshirt.