New Penn State offensive line coach Matt Limegrover doesn't appear to be feeling the pressure of trying to help revive a unit that struggled significantly in each of the past two seasons. While meeting with reporters after practice earlier this week, Limegrover was asked how things were going.
"Fantastic,” he said. "Any better, I'd be twins."
It might have been useful to have two versions of Limegrover to tackle all of the questions about the O-line. But the solo version handled the job just fine. In the video above, he talks about:
• The left tackle position and the man holding it down now, Brendan Mahon. (00:09 & 02:50)
• His timetable for establishing a starting five and why the staff is not rushing to do it. (02:04)
• Redshirt freshman Ryan Bates and the strides he's made as a starting guard. (03:37)
• Moving Andrew Nelson back to RT after he tried LT in the spring. (04:10)
• How many players are still in the mix for starting jobs on the line. (04:44)
• His timetable for establishing a starting five (again). (05:31)
• What it takes for an O-lineman to play as a true freshman. (06:04)
• The work ethic of the offensive line and unit leader Brian Gaia. (08:12)
• Key attributes for O-linemen in a no-huddle offense. (09:20)
• If true freshmen being ready to contribute on the O-line is unique. (10:15)
• His transition to the Penn State staff. (11:37)
• The quarterback race. (12:27)