Drevno: O-Line Growth Will Take 'Precision'

Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno discusses offensive line development and more.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno knows it’s going to be process before his offensive line becomes the unit he envisioned when came U-M earlier this year.

When will unit to get to the level of excellence he expects? Well, it’s a “day by day” process, he says.

“Just precision,” Drevno said at Michigan’s media day. “We’ll go take it day by day and fix the things that need to be fixed and go from there. We’ll get in situations for us to be successful as a football team.”

In 2014 alone -- the group struggled -- finishing ninth in the Big Ten in rushing with 162.8 yards per game, only scoring 17 rushing touchdowns.

However, Drevno has been known to work fast turnarounds at his previous regimes, including starting three true freshman at USC lasts season. But while he’s had success, he’s not quite sure what his secret formula is on the field.

“I really can’t tell you,” Drevno said. “I’m in there, I don’t know, I just do what I do. I get up every day and be the best I can be in everything I do. I try to strive to do that. I couldn’t tell you.”

In the meantime, Drevno says offensive line group has the right mentality in their preparation to get better.

“I think that as we build a brotherhood in the room, they’ll start to get an identity,” Drevno said. “All the great lines I’ve been around, they start to take control. It’s their room, their team. I’m just there to help them to be successful and get to trust one another and good things will happen.”

Michigan opens its season at Utah on Sept. 3.

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