The O-line: Are Football's Big Uglies Ready?

The "Big Uglies." They battle in the trenches to protect the quarterback or create holes for a running back. They're the heart of the offense and a critical component in moving the chains. Without an experienced offensive line, a great quarterback can look ordinary and a fast running back can get stuffed. Some BCS teams look set at O-line and some don't. Here's a sampling of what to expect.
May 22, 2012

Recruiting: Martinez Turns Some Heads

Offensive lineman Nick Martinez of Floresville, Texas, was called in as an addition to the U.S. Army All-American Game but by the end of the week and Saturday's game he had proven to teammates, coaches, opponents, and the selection committee that he should have been on the list from the beginning.
January 6, 2007

Martinez thrilled to be All-American

Floresville, Texas offensive guard Nick Martinez reaped the benefits of anothers misfortune. He was named as a last minute replacement for the U.S. Army All-American game over the weekend.
January 3, 2007

Martinez Surprise Selection

Oklahoma State fans had no idea that they were getting an Army All-American when Nick Martinez issued his verbal commitment. He is excited to show the country what he can do.
December 31, 2006