When Steven Gurrola watches tape from last season, he sees a completely different offensive line and that definitely is not a bad thing.
"As a unit I think we got a lot better than last year," Gurrola said. "Watching the film from last year, we were horrible with our footwork. We stood too high and didn't know what we were doing half the time.
"This year we communicate a lot better. We watch film as a group and last year we kind of just scattered around. People just watched film when they wanted, but this year we watch film together and communicate in the meetings as if we were in the game."
"Coach Michalczik instilled it in us because we are a unit, a group, and the most important part of this offense. I think he helped us through it and we carried it over."
Gurrola has the privilege to block for two solid running backs in Nick Wilson and Terris Jones-Grigsby, both of which make him feel more comfortable.
"I have had friends tell me that Nick runs like Ka'Deem and I tell them, yeah he makes plays like Ka'Deem," Gurrola said. "Ka'Deem was a good playmaker and so is Nick Wilson, so it's fun.
"I feel a lot more comfortable because I know the running backs will find the holes and be able to read the defense. They are all mature enough to get the job done."
Not only does Gurrola work on getting himself more comfortable, but he has to make sure his redshirt freshman quarterback is as well.
"Anu and I have to have a good relationship," he said. "I messed up last game and gave up two points with my high snap and that was all me, but we need to keep continuing to make our relationship better.
"I knew he was going to have some struggles, but I told him I believe in him and he could pull it off for us. We came together and finished as a team."