The University of Louisville football team is loaded with experience, and talent in almost every position, but one area that they have to insert new faces is the offensive line.
With the loss of Mario Benavides, and Alex Kupper, the Cardinals front line is going to have to rely on some of the younger guys more this upcoming season.
The one player who has experience is Louisville Fern Creek product Jamon Brown, who will be switching from right to left tackle.
The 6-foot-6, 370-pound Brown is taking on a much bigger role as he switches to left tackle and takes responsibility for the blind side of Heisman candidate Teddy Bridgewater. Brown realizes that the move from right tackle to left tackle will not be an easy task.
"The biggest adjustment for me is really pass protection, and being Teddy's blind side is a bigger position than right tackle," said Brown.
Given the difficulty, Brown remains confident in his ability to make the transition, saying, "that as long as I keep working on my technique, and take coaching from (line) coach (Dave) Borberly, I should be fine."
With so much movement taking place, and new faces appearing on this offensive line, one might question the strength of communication, and continuity.
Brown put the responsibility on the shoulders of the elder guys by saying it's their responsibility to bring the younger guys up to speed.
"We just got to keep working, and try to mesh with the group that is out there, so that they can be ready for Ohio."
Offensive line coach Dave Borberly expressed confidence in Brown, stating that he had played out there before just needed to transfer what he did at right tackle to left tackle.