There is a great article this morning by Nick Baumgardner on the offensive line.
Brian quoted from Nick yesterday, in comments about the offensive line and the problems last year. Baumgardner gets a great insider comment from Chase Winovich, about the changes made by new OL coach Ed Warinner:
There have been different issues over the years, but get to the core of what new offensive line coach Ed Warinner faced as he took over for the departed Tim Drevno/Greg Frey era, it's easiest to talk to a guy who saw it up close every day. And often feasted against it.
"This is just my opinion, so take it with a grain of salt. But with the offensive line, the stuff they're doing (now), it's making more sense," said defensive end Chase Winovich, who finished 2017 tied for third in the Big Ten with eight sacks. "It doesn't seem like there's as many blatant, like, I'm just running free getting sacks. I still get them, but I've got to work for them. They're not just handed to me.
"But I'll stop there."
There is simply too much in the article to summarize, but at the end of the day, I'm hopeful. Warinner's approach might finally improve things on the offensive line to a better place at any time since Carr was the coach. And seeing the focus on OL recruiting is also a very positive thing, going forward.