Mark Richt Confident in Miami Hurricanes offensive line

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Braxton Berrios
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Braxton Berrios /
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"We’re pleased with them. They’ve got a long way to go to learn what to do, but it’s very encouraging, the last two classes we’ve signed.”"

The center is the hardest position on the offensive line. Having the experience there that Gauthier brings is important. Richt spoke about the leadership that he rising Senior center has taken on.

"“(Gauthier is) Pointing out where everybody needs to go. Really pleased with what he’s done so far.”"

Brown could be a player to watch at right tackle. If he doesn’t produce one of the Freshmen or Sophomores might get a chance. He’s had an up and down Spring so far according to Richt.

"“Had some victories and some not-so-good ones, but you’re going against guys like (defensive ends) Joe Jackson and Jonathan Garvin, so there’s going to be some victories on that side of the ball too.”"

The offensive line improved a lot in 2017 over the previous season. The Hurricanes passing numbers were down significantly than the year before but their rushing numbers were up. With agile Malik Rosier at quarterback, they also gave up fewer sacks.

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The experience of Gauthier and St. Louis on the offensive line should help the young guys learn and grow this season. Miami has a lot of young players that should be hungry to contribute this season.