I think Wayne Williams is the X factor to how good it will be. If donnie Simmons is anywhere near as good as Shafer talked him up, that would be great, too.I'm pretty excited to see what our DL produces this year. Bromley will be a loss, no question.
But returning three out of four starters is cause for optimism. And between Johnson, Thompson, Simmons, and the frosh + Wayne Williams, I'm quite confident that we're going to be able to cobble together nice depth / athleticism at the position.
DL should be an area of strength again for the 'Cuse in 2014.
I know it's a long shot, but I hope that Raymon works his way back sooner rather than later. The guy deserves to have something positive happen for him.I think Wayne Williams is the X factor to how good it will be. If donnie Simmons is anywhere near as good as Shafer talked him up, that would be great, too.
I wonder if they consider moving Micah Robinson to Tackle-he's pretty big and would give the DT some athleticism.
And it's plausible that neither may be ready... Raymon's injury is going to be a difficult obstacle. By the time his leg is ready to be tested and worked hard it's going to take him that much longer to get back up to speed. But WW being a 2-to play-2 guy may have to be forced into early action bc of depth, nothing I heard, just speculating.I think they're going to have to. Either he or Welsh. I think each have played inside at some point in their SU careers. Looks like we could have at least 5 DEs ready to go, but tackle depth is scary. Need 4 guys minimum ready to play. If Raymon and Williams won't be ready (for different reasons), that's going to be an issue.
Hoping that Sloan, with a combo of size and experience will be a real factor this yearI'm very interested to see where Jalen Harvey stands once the season kicks off. Looks like he already has the size and is from a region known to produce quality d lineman.
And the easily forgotten Marcus Coleman. Doesn't appear to have the size that usual DT's have. However, I'm sure he sees the opportunity to play. I think he and Ryan Sloan have a chance to prove themselves this spring. Make or break for them both.