May 5, 2006

NU's line continues to build solid depth

HuskersIllustrated.com will close out our spring football coverage with a two-week position grade out that breaks down where Nebraska stands heading into summer conditioning and fall camp.

Offensive line is a position where Nebraska returns several key faces and they also have a group of solid young linemen working their way up the system.

The biggest improvement this spring for the line was no doubt the play at offensive tackle. Both sophomore Matt Slauson and junior Chris Patrick had excellent springs and sophomore Lydon Murtha is also right with those guys.

In all reality, I think the line is still a year away from really being where head coach Bill Callahan wants it to be, but it should be greatly improved from last season.

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