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COMMENTARY: Spring optimal time to shuffle OL

MICHAEL PHILIPP

SO YOU DIDN'T like the 5-7 record of last year and thought the offensive line play was one of the bigger culprits. Guess what, so did Mike Riley. Same with o-line coach Mike Cavanaugh. And so they spent the time since last season ended coming up with ways to fix it. What they settled on this spring was wholesale changes. Because now is the time to do those kinds of things.

And so the only starter out of four returning o-linemen standing pat -- is Burke Ellis. He finished last year at right guard, and he'll begin the spring that same way. Every other starter, returning or penciled in, will be playing at a new spot. Mike Remmers moves from right tackle to left tackle. Michael Philipp moves from left tackle to right tackle. Grant Johnson moves from left guard to...

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