Texas Longhorns: Five Questions for Spring Football (Offense)

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Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns offensive coordinator Joe Wickline on the sidelines during the game against the UCLA Bruins at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

3. Can the offensive line finally come together?

The offensive line took a big hit last season, even before the year started, losing their most experienced players to early. As a result, Joe Wickline didn’t have a whole lot to work with, the Longhorn offensive line was among the youngest in the nation.

The unit was no doubt an area of weakness for the team last season, and it affected both the running game as well as the passing game, particularly considering an inexperienced QB was lined up under center.

All things considered, Wickline was somehow able to patch together an offensive line that performed better than many expected, however, they lacked consistency.

It will be interesting to see what Wickline is able to do with another off-season with essentially the same players.

Will the line improve enough to help with the running game? Will they be able to protect the quarterback?

As with any team, the offensive line can make or break a season, and with the Longhorns trying to implement a new offense, their success will depend on the strength of the OL.

Next: Who will step up at wide receiver?