Bootleg Video: Josiah Vinson

The core of any offense in football is the offensive line, so we are excused in our incessant fascination with the front five. But the buzz this fall has been louder, both with concern about health and execution up front for the Cardinal. Our first regular season data point, last Saturday at Navy, was a positive one. For a better exploration, however, we turn to starting left guard Josiah Vinson...

The offensive line is always a topic of heavy discussion on The Bootleg, but there was a very public concern from both our observations and the comments of the Cardinal coaches that the front five were not getting the job done at times during training camp.  Fast forward to the season opener at Navy last Saturday, and the line looked laudable, in both their pass protection and their run blocking.  To dig deeper into the positives and pitfalls from the big nasties, we and other local media sat down with Vinson, a redshirt junior at left guard.  The third-year starter talks about the smile Stanford's running performance put on his face, while a penalty cost him some personal pride.  He also explains the substitutions we saw at guard in Annapolis, as well as how he feels about his vocal new position coach, Tom Freeman.

Josiah Vinson Scout Profile

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