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Offensive line and rushing yardage

As I recall, last year, even with Doug Martin, we were not always terribly happy with our rushing yardage. That leads me to wonder: is it possible that run blocking is just not a traditional strength of the Boise State offensive line? Run blocking and pass protection are two very different skills. Maybe we are just stronger at pass protection--which is, essentially, holding ground to protect the QB--than we are at creating holes.

I know the standard view is that you use the run to set up the pass, to keep the defenders honest. But maybe sometimes we have worked more the other way, using the pass to set up the run?

I don't know much about any of this. I was a very mediocre center in high school, so I wasn't very good at either skill. But I'm wondering if there are any out there who know a lot about OL play. Do lines tend to be better at one skill or the other? And if so, is BSU traditionally an OL that has been at its best in protecting the passer (all the more vital when you have a guy like Kellen who is not very mobile)?

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