Hmmm where is Jeune?
I didn't know either so I waited for a n00b to ask so I wouldn't look like a n00b for not knowing.Thanks. I feel like that questions probably been asked a thousand times, huh? I feel like such a noob. I'll just go sit over here now ...
So Bryan Chamberlain is the starting LT? Holy smokes...hope he's gotten better.
I hear you, but I have to say that the DL did OK Saturday. I am still not sold that we are good there, but I am less worried than I was. Gamble is a bigger guy now. He is more physical. Kallon can hold point a little bit and help jam things up. Gotsis is a solid starter. Green can penetrate a little. We are far from dominant. That is for sure. If I had to characterize where we are right now on the DL (without injuries) I would use the words "serviceable" and "thin".First impressions: OL is near 300lbs per man, LB corp looks the best we have had in a while, DB looks deep, but the DL scares the crap out of me.
I know this will not be our starting lineup come the VT game. I think we have a good grasp on who will be contributing, by and large, this year though.
PD or smith both technically starters depending on which alignment we open the game with (as DTGT indicated)
Feel very good with our back 7 on D. Best we have had in a very long time IMO. We are pretty light in the pants on Dline and only one there is a proven stud. I have seen smallish Dlines do well, some VT Dlines come to mind, but it's better to be big and athletic than small and athletic. Dominating time of possession and running lots of clock on O might be needed to keep our Dline from getting ground down by big lines and gassed late in games. We have some promise here but 6 of the 8 DL are pretty unproven and one of the more proven, Green, has been prone to injury.
We are pretty inexperienced at QB. We will make some rookie mistakes along the way at this position. That said, Im more confident with our options and depth here, preseason, than I've been since 09.
Abacks.....feel solid about this spot. We have tons of experience here and all of these guys have made plays. Feel equally confident with our G,C,G spots on Oline. The tackle spot is a concern. One has experience but has battled with inconsistency. The other starting tackle appears to have great upside but is young. Backups at OT are young AND unproven.
Bback....our starter is primed to have a nice year. I don't see him in the running for a Heisman or Doak Walker, but a spot on the All ACC team would not shock me when all is said and done. Depth however is a concern.
WR. Smelter is solid and capable. The others have ability. Overall I think this group is more serviceable than outstanding. Much of our success passing will be more determined by our ability to protect the QB and allow him to make the right reads.
Just my 2 cents and prolly not even worth that.