New leaders emerging on Miami Hurricanes offensive line

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Braxton Berrios
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Braxton Berrios /
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"We are 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.”"

St. Louis takes the passing of the torch from Darling and McDermott to he, Gauthier and the other Seniors on the offensive line seriously. He spoke about the importance of being a leader and a mentor to the younger linemen.

"“Now I’m an older guy, the young guys are going to come to me more and the team is going to expect me to say more, especially being a senior left tackle…Now it’s not just [about] doing my job and doing everything right, but making sure that other people around me try to encourage younger guys, younger teammates and older teammates to play at the same level and have the same intensity.”"

The great Miami teams were always tough in the trenches. The Big Uglies were vital to protect Quarterback U. Offensive Coordinator Thomas Brown spoke about the standard on the offensive line at Miami.

"“There is a standard here at Miami…I’ve told them, ‘ I don’t care if we’re good. That’s not the standard. The standard is to be great and every day you should want to be great. If you come out here with anything else in your mind, then you’re wrong and you’re in the wrong place. We’re going to push you to be great.’"