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Well said. I truly believe this is the problem.
Who said they were not getting it? From all accounts, both are getting better and stronger. I expect both will start next year. Physical O Line development is the longest process of anything in the game. Just because someone is not ready to play after their freshmen years does not mean they or the coach is not any good. That said, I do agree that the ice under Newsomes feet should be very thin by now.
they are both R-S sophomores now, correct? Probably no choice but to start them
In Newsome I trust.
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Good post Scooter. Your post seems to be ignored because it makes sense and too many folks on this board want to sweep our glaring OL problems under the rug.
This post was edited by SonofaHokie 19 months ago
As far as Painter is concerned, it's always good to review a player's official profile on HokieSports to understand what's going on.
"2008: Worked at defensive tackle while redshirting in the fall … Turned in the second-best bench press on the team during off-season testing with a lift of 415 pounds … Moved to offense for spring practice … Practiced at right guard."
- Translation: VP was recruited as an OL but asked to try DT. Lost a year of OL practice time.
"2009: Saw his first action of the season in the Maryland game … Picked up four snaps at guard … Had two plays on offense during the NC State game … Got three snaps in the win at Virginia … Posted the top bench press (445), second-best push jerk (361) and third-best back squat (535) on the team on the way to Iron Hokie honors during the off-season program … Was injured during the team’s first major spring scrimmage and was forced to sit out the final eight practices."
- Translation: VP was picking up playing OL at the D1-A level until he was injured in Spring of 2010. A setback for VP that lasted midway into 2010.
"2010: Played in four games … Worked as a backup at right guard but did not see his first game action until the Central Michigan game … Posted two knockdowns in his three snaps against Central Michigan … Got a season-high 19 snaps against Wake Forest … Played nine downs against Duke … Was in for three snaps in the Virginia game … Excelled in the off-season program with a 465-pound bench press and 485-pound front squat … Also registered the best time in the 40 among the offensive linemen at 4.74 seconds … Moved outside to tackle for spring practice."
- Translation: Because of the setback from his hand injury and lack of practice time, VP didn't get to play until the CMU game, the 6th game of the season.
"2011: Played in 12 games ... Played 49 snaps on offense and 67 on special teams ... Graded out at 86 percent on 30 snaps against Appalachian State ... Played eight special teams snaps at ECU ... Worked five special teams plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Saw action on six special teams plays and three offensive snaps at Marshall ... Saw brief time on special teams against Clemson ... Worked six plays on special teams in the wins over Miami and Wake Forest ... Played five snaps on offense against BC ... Saw action for three plays on special teams at Duke and five more at Georgia Tech ... Worked six snaps on special teams against UNC ... Tallied 11 plays on offense at Virginia and had a knockdown block."
- Translation: VP was firmly installed in the OL 2-deep and ready to compete for a starting job in 2012.
And by now, CZY looks like this
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