Five major questions concerning ASU

With four day left before the Red Wolves hit the practice field, we at AStateNation.com has decided to look at the five top questions surrounding the Arkansas State University football program going into fall camp. If you're not a premium member you're missing out. Sign up today for a seven day trial, don't miss our in-depth fall camp coverage.

With four day left before the Red Wolves hit the practice field, we at AStateNation.com has decided to look at the five top questions surrounding the Arkansas State University football program going into fall camp.

Hugh Freeze opens fall camp this Thursday with a morning practice before the team goes through it's annual Media Day.

What's the biggest story line or question mark concerning this football team as the team begins preparation for its season opener at Illinois?

One of the biggest questions on the offensive side of the ball appears to be the Red Wolves offensive line.

Veteran offensive line Darren Hiller returns on Freeze's coaching staff, but the Red Wolves graduated eight players at the position, a fact that Freeze admits doesn't happen very often.

"It's unheard of for a position to graduate eight members of their group," Freeze said. "You don't usually lose eight guys from the same position group."

While Freeze admits that the offensive line has to be a question mark, he is quick to point out that the position has great leadership returning in starting center Tom Castilaw.

"They don't get any better than Tom," Freeze said. "He is a great leader, a great player and leads by example. He is a true tested veteran on this offensive line."

Freeze will admit that the offensive line is a question mark, but he also feels confident that he and his staff has recruited some great players to replace those eight.

"Yes it has to be a major question mark," Freeze said. "Not because I don't believe that this group can get it done, it's just because as a group we will be unproven and untested."

Freeze and his coaching staff are turning their hopes to several junior college players that they signed this spring including Kevin Galindo, James Williams, Aaron Williams and Steven Huanga.

Expect that this group will improve and mature as the season progresses, it will be interesting to see who the starting five will be for the opener with Illinois.

Stay tuned to AStateNation.com for in-depth fall camp coverage as we continue to look at the five main questions regarding this team headed into fall camp 2011.

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