With Lewan coming back, do we still take a 6th OL?

Submitted by white_pony_rocks on January 9th, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Sorry if somebody asked this in another thread, they are all very long and I am extremely lazy. We all assumed that Hoke decided to take a 6th because Lewan was leaving, and I know a few are visiting this weekend (maybe).  I also know that we told our other commits at one point we were only taking 5, if we take a 6th do we risk losing one of our commits?  Do we even need 6 in this class?  Discuss.

Comments

lhglrkwg

January 9th, 2013 at 9:44 PM ^

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

Magnus

January 10th, 2013 at 3:00 AM ^

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.

Lucky Socks

January 10th, 2013 at 11:13 AM ^

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.