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Dudebro2
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So what are y’all’s thoughts on the O-line coming back?

I have to firmly believe that the entire Oline coming back and so senior laden, it has to give us an edge!

But it ain’t so cut and dry cause it wasn’t like this Oline played consistent all year, so that is a concern for me. But that is what having a veteran senior laden line cleans up, usually the inconsistencies.

So I am stoked, I think the inconsistent play will be cleared up because everyone is back.

I just hope none behind them decide to leave now. But win now worry about that sh*t later!

Geaux Tigahs


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Metaloctopus
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If this were a professional team returning all the same guys who mostly all struggled to some degree the year before, I wouldn't be excited. But in college, having experienced guys all coming back a year older, as opposed to leaning on a bunch of new guys who've never started a game above the high school level, is a big deal. They should be improved and, most importantly, they'll bridge the gap as the young guys get a year to learn. Given that we've not (so far) been able to recruit very many offensive lineman in the last couple of years, it would have been really difficult if these guys didn't come back.

Now, Cregg needs to do his part and be better at developing players, otherwise, this will have all been for almost nothing.


davidlsu
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Hopefully they can only get better because they were pretty fn bad at times


TIGERFANZZ
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Experience & depth are never a bad thing especially with the lack of OL recruits we've brought in this year.


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wheelz007
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My expectations are tempered -

Bringing back all 5 starters is ALWAYS a good thing. A veteran OLine with guys who have been through the wars, should make for a strong unit.

Having said, and this is in no way intended to be disrespectful.... it ain't like we've got a couple of 2nd team ALL-SEC guys coming back.

But again, an experienced OLine with QB's that have all played significant snaps should make for an improved unit next season.


lsutigermall
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This is huge at the college level. These guys have been through it and know exactly what it takes. Almost meaningless at pro level.


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Penrod
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quote:

it ain't like we've got a couple of 2nd team ALL-SEC guys coming back.

Just like after 2018.


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oneg8rh8r
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Of course it is a good thing.

It is all relative, MANY of the guys that beat us 1 on 1 from the other SEC teams have moved on and those teams are the ones dealing with the less experienced lineman now.

We should see a much more gelled team for starters and we ourselves bring in new talent to compete as well.


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HC87
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ALL of them need to make a commitment to be in better shape and know their assignments down cold. Leverage their experience and show improvement across every position - C, G, OT. They will be the key to giving our QB time to make reads/progressions, and giving our RB's (namely TDP & Emery) room to run. They will set the pace for winning the LOS, time of possession, and field position battles. Their success will in turn set up the DEF for success.



FLObserver
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Hopefully they can only get better because they were pretty fn bad at times

Agree just because they all come back doesnt make this a great line. They need to get better and actually use this time to get some of the young guys playing time as well. ideally you would like to rotate guys to build depth in case someone goes down.


dstone12
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Is cam wire coming back?


City Park Tiger 2023
Member since Dec 2020
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First they need to get into better shape as a unit, and improve their over strength through nutrition, conditioning, and weight training. Being fat and overweight shows no commitment for victory.

Then refine their techniques in their practices whereby it should be good against good. Meaning first team offense vs. first team defense alll spring and summer. That may improve play in the trenches where most games are won.

Go Tigers.


ArcticTiger
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Compare A&Ms’ OLine last year to this year. Continuity on an OLine is Hige!


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thunderbird1100
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Is cam wire coming back?



Where the hell would he go?


KTiger85
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Member since Oct 2018
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Agree on your take. Before the 2019 season, Oline was probably my biggest concern and they played much better with basically the same group from the previous year. Many other factors in our championship season, but more experience helped the unit. The guys coming back need to put in the work and improve.

Another thing to consider is the backups this year. It is hard to name guys that are clearly ready to be the starter at any of the 5 spots. We have some young talent, but they aren't ready. The starters coming back is absolutely a good thing for this team.


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dstone12
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Burd, there are many, many places he could go. La tech, Georgia tech, Texas tech.....get it?

Haven’t seen him declare. Nor have I seen Clark and Baskerville since the “tigers declaring” sticky is sunk.


So my question is this:




Is cam wire coming back? Is he transferring?

Also didnt want to start another thread but I saw on sec rant thst Eli ricks did something on social media to get Tiger fans all worried.
This post was edited on 1/20 at 8:50 am


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CAT
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First they need to get into better shape as a unit, and improve their over strength through nutrition, conditioning, and weight training. Being fat and overweight shows no commitment for victory.


This to me is by far the biggest issue with the OL and DL next year. Hopefully they are motivated by that money year.


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justustm2
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I think the greatest benefit for the O-line and the whole team will be the off season strength and conditioning program. I believe the whole team will be in much better condition and much stronger than they were this past year.

Last year the off season strength and conditioning program was shut down as a result of Covid 19, with the players individually responsible for their strength and conditioning work. Many came back overweight and less strong than they would have been if enrolled in the structured and monitored strength and conditioning program. I believe that will have a dramatic impact on the team overall and will be reflected in their play on the field.


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