Friday Q&A: Big Spring for Young Players

Today’s Q&A with Raleigh Hokie and GMSAHokie is a long one, and a good one.  Pull up a chair, get some popcorn, and be entertained.

1) What are your thoughts on offensive line depth in 2012?

GMSAHokie: I am very encouraged by our depth along the offensive line next year.  I watched these guys very carefully during the Spring and Fall camps last year and came away impressed, for the most part, with what I saw.  It’s hard not to think the line play will take a step back next year, as we are going to be replacing guys with a LOT of experience, but the raw talent is there to have a really impressive unit.

The key for the guys on the first team will be to stay focused and injury-free during the offseason.  They are going to need as many snaps as they can get in order to get their rhythm and timing down and learn each other’s tendencies in order to play as a unit.  I thought Andrew Miller hit a little bit of a wall towards the end of the season last year, which is not uncommon for a guy his age, so I think he will be much improved with another year in the weight room and another full offseason to work on his technique.  Farris will back him up and I think he’ll be a good one – look out for him to get in the mix at guard if the injury bug hits.  He’s a talented guy.