Having to replace four out of five starters for the second consecutive year has been anything but a walk in the park, and many have pointed to the line as being the source of Clemson's offensive "issues" this season.
All of that being said, it's also important to point out this unit has been by injuries harder than any other unit on the team with players like Barry Humphries (who is out for the season now), Mason Cloy, David Smith, Chris Hairston and Cory Lambert all missing time at various points in the year.
"It's been a real challenge for the players and for the offensive linemen and for the coach that goes along with it," offensive line coach Brad Scott said. "I haven't been through anything like this where I've had so many injuries to the same position where we've gotten so thin at guard like we had there for a while.
"But you know how it works for offensive linemen, it takes two and usually three years to get these guys ready to play. And so, we are on schedule. I think some people think we aren't on schedule but the guys that are on schedule to play are the guys getting hurt. Like at Wake Forest where you are down to your fourth or fifth guard."
Scott spoke more of his unit entering this weekend's game against Boston College for another edition of CUTigersTV: