Friday, November 19, 2004

O-Line Survives Adversity

Positive attitudes are a-plenty:

Brezina’s spot on the line was taken by redshirt freshman Matt Rhodes, but he’s hardly the only youngster playing a key role. Another redshirt freshman, Kevin Tuminello, is the second-string center. True freshman Nate McManus is backing up at right guard.
Looking back, Honeycutt believes the preseason injuries actually contributed to the development of the line.
‘‘I think to a certain extent that helped, because those guys got to step in and play in camp situations for a number of practices,’’ he said. ‘‘They had the opportunity to have a starter’s-type practice for several practices. It seemed like a negative thing at the time, but now it has turned out to be a blessing.’’