By Haisten Willis
The 2016 Texas Longhorns football schedule is one of the toughest in the country, and two matchups could be especially tough for the ‘Horns defense — a ranking of college football’s top 10 offensive lines from Pro Football Focus includes two Texas opponents.
Topping the list is Notre Dame, which the site’s Taylor Wright recently saw in person:
Despite the losses of Ronnie Stanley and Nick Martin to the NFL draft, I believe the Irish will have the premier college offensive line in 2016. Led by Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame has the talent to be a dominant group.
I recently took a trip to South Bend to watch practice and workouts and was amazed by offensive line coach Harry Hiestand’s efforts to use the “KISS” formula. Keeping it short and simple is what the Irish o-line looks to do, and they do it well. Using an old-school style of running off the ball blended with a modern style zone blocking allows the Notre Dame line to utilize their talent up front to create seams for their talented ball carriers.