Ben Lamaak: No, not right now with Alex (Alvarez) doing a real good job there. I'm paying attention to that position and snapping before practice but I'm at right guard at the moment.
CSR: What is your relationship like with Coach Rhoads?
BL: It's really a great relationship. I was very excited when he was hired. He's shown us to be really intelligent and enthusiastic.
CSR: How are things going with Coach Bleil who is now running the offensive line?
BL: It's great working with him because of all the experience he has. He has put like 20 or 21 players in the NFL and I would say he is a great motivator.
CSR: What does the offensive line need to improve on at the moment?
BL: We just have to keep progressing and find five guys that can play as a unit. We also have to stay healthy because last year myself and Mike (Knapp) got hurt which changed things. I really think we have to improve our run blocking so that we can establish the pass game.
CSR: How important is it that most of the offensive linemen from last season are returning?
BL: It's really key because now we really have a lot of experience. It also helps us learn the new offense easier.
CSR: Has the new offensive scheme brought in by Coach Herman changed what you guys on the offensive line do in a big way?
BL: A lot of it for a lineman is the same but there's more use of the shot gun.
CSR: How important is it that Austen Arnaud is returning with a full year of experience at quarterback?
BL: It's huge because Austen has to be the leader of the team. He is continuing to show more maturity which is good for the team.
CSR: How great of a feeling is it to just be back playing football after slightly fracturing your tibia last season?
BL: It really is great to just be back on the field. I didn't have the best time last year having to miss three games. I just missed it so much and now I'm completely healthy so everything is fine now.