Friday Q&A: September 26, 2014

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1) Why hasn’t Wyatt Teller been able to crack the starting offensive line? You’ve mentioned he has all the physical tools, and I’ve seen him get some “push” when he’s been in. I just wondered why the coaches seem hesitant to play him more.

Chris Coleman: What you’ve got to remember is that for offensive linemen, and indeed any positions, sometimes it’s about more than what the player looks like. Sometimes it’s about more than how he looks on the practice field. It’s about trust. Thus far, Wyatt Teller hasn’t earned the trust of Stacy Searels.

Just a guess on my part, but I’m guess he doesn’t test well in the meeting room. Coaches quiz their players each and every week on alignment, what to do on specific plays, technique, etc. I’m guessing that Teller isn’t grading out as high as the older, more experienced linemen. That would make sense. He’s only a r-freshman, after all. If Teller doesn’t show Searels in the classroom that he knows exactly