Anbody got a site that lists colleges off line starts returning this year, someone supplied 1 last year
biggie, i do believe this is for year 2012 (comprised 05/28/12) (DK if there is mo recent); - you are a very wise man for looking for this. GL
Here are the rankings for all 124 teams with regards to Career OL Starts Returning.
Thanks raz, that is where it all starts!!
Please excuse my stupidity, but what does 115 career OL starts actually mean for Bowling Green.
how many career starts for each player combined.
1 player might have 24 career starts.
1 player might have 18 cs.
1 player.......... etc.....
Add 'em up.
115 career starts for bowling green=all games combined, obv. if you have 4 year seniors that have started all games (12 or 13 x 4) can be for one player. Most lineman don't start until min. soph year and others later; but in theory it is a guage to solidarity of o-line group.
This can be of importance, b/c o-line takes time to learn blocking schemes, teammates and timing. Wheras, on defense is less complicated, but still important - as less likely to get burnt by rookie mistakes. No secret that football is won between the trenches.
This was a very profitable angle LY and should be keynoted in betting references. If you do not have a "seasoned" line, the RB & QB are likely to be dead meat. In college you will find that teams manifest themselves by running behind the strong point in line, usu. r or l guard or off tackle that have this experience. Strength and experience between the ends is crucial (shortest distance theory).
When you have a returning *QB and *RB will familiar line in college ranks, cohesion is greatly improved. This is not the end-all, just one piece of information that can be helpful. This information, rest assured, is already reflected in the vegas line. But it can prevent a bonehead move, and give one a better understanding of why the line is what it is.
Notice how Oklahoma has a high OL return, and do return their QB. 25 start differential from the next big XII opponent w/ Baylor - however BB have lost RGIII. Look for Okie to win the Big XII and improve this year. They are starting out heavy chalk, but doubt they will be on the dog line this year, imo - unless it's for the NC game.
Clear as mud now?? Just my onion - alot of sharp folks here can explain mucho better than I. But the idea is conveyed. GL
RAZ that is a good explain. Just look a aub, 35 off line starts & a rookie qb, not good news, BAMA vet qb & 95 OFF LINE STARTS