Speaking of which, who do we think will be at LT this season? Huyge?
Rivals has high praise for Stephen Schilling
Ideally left tackle would be Omameh, but right now it's looking like LT will be manned by Dorrestein. This could definitely change after the spring, but going into the spring Omameh will probably be starting out at RG. Huyge will most likely stay at RT. If Omameh could step up immediately and get all the first team reps in the spring at playing LT, that would make me very happy. The more experience each of our O-linemen can get at each specific position the better. I'm sick of seeing our linemen moved around like they're playing musical chairs. We need to find one specific arrangement on the two-deep and stick with it. It will build cohesion and unity on the O-line and make things much easier if there are any injuries like there were last year.
I can still vividly remember Juice Gholston treating Schilling like his new cellmate and the epic failure against Illinois last year where he was pushed into Carlos Brown--leading to one of the most depressing games I've ever witnessed. That being said, I'm willing to forgive (not forget), provided he follows through on that whole "All American" thing.
They rated him high, so why wouldn't they exaggerate his performance so far?
I don't think Huyge will be at LT this year. He lacks the mobility. My guess is that Omameh will end up at LT.
Let's not forget that even Jake Long was abused by Gholston in that 2007 game against OSU. Schilling shouldn't have even been on the field as a redshirt freshman against Gholston, let alone the fact that he had a bum shoulder the previous year and couldn't lift weights.
They're not overrating Schilling's performance. They said nothing about how well he's played. They simply said that he's been a three-year starter, which is a factual - and accurate - statement. The kid has started every single game since the 2007 season began, I believe.