August 26th, 2011 at 8:31 AM ^

So would Doug Karsch be taller than Death?

And Funk just sounds like a football coach. Not sure what he'd have done if that didn't work out. Can't see him answering calls running the tech assistance line (assuming it hadn't been outsourced).

Maize.Blue Wagner

August 26th, 2011 at 8:48 AM ^

Does it sound like Barnum might be more of a lock to start at guard than Omameh? "Patrick's in the middle of a log jam over there on that right side" surprises me quite a bit.  Maybe it means he could be playing gaurd or tackle? Maybe it's just coachspeak/motivation?



August 26th, 2011 at 9:04 AM ^

From all accounts by the coaching staff they are very impressed with Barnum on the left side. Supposedly he moves very well and works hard.  Omameh can be inconsistant at times and I would guess that Khoury possibly could be pushing him for the LG spot.  It might also just be coachspeak to get Omameh to become more consistant.


August 26th, 2011 at 3:16 PM ^

I'm happy to hear that we have a logjam on the O-line especially since it seems to be a logjam of talented players.

Omameh, Khoury, Schofield (sp?), etc all seem like good options, which would seem to align with what Borges said about having 7-8 guys who are ready to play.


August 26th, 2011 at 9:00 AM ^

really surprised to hear Omameh doens't have the starting job locked down. he was pretty effective last year i hope he's the one starting this year. 


August 26th, 2011 at 9:45 AM ^

I know it's normal these days, but it still bothers me to see 18-22 year old kids wearing knee braces.  I don't know if I could ever willingly put my body through the rigors of being a lineman.


August 26th, 2011 at 3:22 PM ^

Wait, why does that worry you?

To me, that inidcates that we have a lot of talented kids ahead of him. 

We have the sure-thing starting 4, plus Omameh, Khoury, Schofield, Mealer, some others, plus the freshman (including two massive walk-ons). I feel pretty good about that. 

We only lose two of those guys next year as well, so we could have a 2012 starting O-line of Lewan, Barnum, Khoury, Omameh, Schofield. With Mealer & Co. backing them up.

Then in 2013 you still have Lewan and Schofield, the other guys who are aging in, and the 2012 class that just finished their reshirt season. 

To me, this is not that scary.