College football analyst Phil Steele posted an interesting blog this week in which he analyzes the returning experience on the offensive line for each team in the nation.
Steele found that Colorado has the most returning experience on the offensive side in the trenches in the Pac-12 with 97 career starts back.
The Buffs do have four starters from 2010 back, but the total numbers are somewhat misleading because backups such as Blake Behrens would factor in to Steele’s totals.
Starting center Mike Iltis is also coming off a major knee injury and we don’t know if he will be fully healthy for the start of the season. The other returning starters for the Buffs are left tackle David Bakhtiari, who played right tackle last season, left guard Ethan Adkins and right guard Ryan Miller.
The bottom line is having an experienced offensive line is always a good thing and the Buffs should benefit from it this fall
Check out Phil Steele’s blog here