UF football coach Dan Mullen complimented the offensive line Wednesday. Well, sort of.
“I’m not upset where our (starting) offensive line is in their stage of development,” he said. “Obviously, we have a ways to go. They are not by any means the dominant unit in the country, but they are coming along and improving.”
Mullen said the big concern is what’s going on behind the starters.
“We really need the twos to come along much faster,” he said. “It’s the depth there that I’m worried about — the acceleration of the next group of guys being ready to get on the field and not skipping a beat. That’s where I wish we were a little bit further along.”
The most wide-open spot on the line is at center, where 2017 starter T.J. McCoy is battling former guard Nick Buchanan and others for the starting role.
“We are rotating guys through,” Mullen said. “I don’t know that anybody (has emerged as the leader). But we also play a bunch of guys there because that’s hard. If you don’t have a center, it makes life really hard because you can’t even snap the ball.
“That’s a pretty wide-open competition at that spot.”