Cal handed out several offers to potential offensive linemen
OL was clearly our Achilles heel last year. We must have led league in 3 and outs. This meant the defense was on the field far too long and we consistently got dominated in time of possession. When the D is on the field too long, it all comes home to roost in the 4th quarter. We lost almost every 4th quarter last year.
Given that, I was shocked we signed no OL prospects in the spring recruiting class. And the OL deficiency continues to be palpable as we saw in the spring game. We're still not there yet. We have some wonderful skill players, but if we can't block for them our 'O' is still going to be a 3 and out machine. If we don't fix the OL I would expect another 4-8 season.
Doing what we need to do. Based on how people described practice sessions, improved OL coaching alone won't get us where we need to be. Musgrave and McClure Foxed up big time.
Hopefully this does not represent re-arranging the lounge chairs on the Titanic.
Outside of Cindric and Vatikani I am terrified by what our line play might look like.
What about SDSU's Josh Simmons?? Any idea if he's an option?
Not surprised that it's taking so long to fill our biggest gaps in OL and QB. Gonna take a lot more than new offense coaching to turn this ship around
Hail Mary? Musgrave and the ex-O line coach sure left Cal in deep guano, hope neither of them gets a sniff from another school, they're bad for football.
He's a junior in HS. He has his senior year to grow. He'll probably add an inch or they will make him an interior lineman. Even if he gets to 300# as a freshman, he's going to need a year or two on weights and learning technique. But, if he's athletic, he has the frame and good size for a high schooler. I trust Bloesch knows what he's doing and while I value ratings the ratings companies (Rivals, 247. ESPN...) have been known to miss guys (Fernando Mendoza) and also some guys with high ratings turn out to be a bust. If the kid has ability, heart, and desire and loves the game, then I want him. And the only way to find that out is to watch film and talk to him. I trust Bloesch has done that.
Questionable if it helps Cal, a certainty it hurts the sport, hacks don't make a sport better - speaking of hacks, Clueless Carol and Empty Suit Jim have totally FUBARed Cal's Ath Dept so I don't think salaries for a couple of third rate former FB assistants mean much in the grand scheme of things