As we first reported Thursday, redshirt freshman guard Josh Marks (possible transfer) and senior tackle Nerraw McCormack (failed conditioning test) have yet to participate this preseason. Both were considered second-teamers coming out of spring practice.
Now that they are out of the mix for the time being, here is how things shape up on the two-deep, according to our practice observers.
In games where PSU wins going away, expect an entire new second-team line to come in when things get out of hand.
But if there are injuries when games are on the line, expect the staff to mix and match seven men — the starting five, as well as Lucian and Eliades. Lucian figures to be the primary backup at all three interior spots. He practiced at all of them in the spring.
In the meantime, Eliades remains the primary backup at right tackle. If something were to happen to Cadogan at the all-important left tackle spot, we'd expect the staff to move Landolt there and Eliades to move up on the right side.
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