• Quintarius Washington

FSU's OL looking to improve in 2019

Will FSU's offensive line improve next season?

Any bad adjective you can think of has probably been said about the Seminoles. FSU's offensive linemen were horrible during the 2018-2019 season, finishing 129th out of 130 FBS teams in yards per carry (2.79) and 109th with 36 sacks allowed. It seems like after every pass play the offensive line was picking up the quarterback off the ground after the defense knocked him down.

The offensive line played a big role in the Seminoles being the most penalized team in the country, averaging 9.2 penalties per game.

This year's unit will have a different look, beginning with the coach.

Head Coach Willie Taggart let Offensive Line Coach Greg Frey go after one season. Frey was replaced by Randy Clements, who has worked with new Offensive Coordinator Kendal Briles for 10 years.

FSU will also have to replace a trio of major contributors at the offensive line position: Alec Eberle, Derrick Kelly, and Arthur Williams, who ran out of eligibility after the 2018 season.

Alec Eberle finished his career with 44 consecutive starts at center. Kelly started across the offensive line during his time at FSU and appeared in 34 games.

Arthur Williams moved from defensive tackle to offensive line at the beginning of his senior season and appeared in all 12 games, making five starts at left guard.

FSU signed four freshmen offensive lineman, a junior college transfer, and a grad transfer in its 2019 signing class with more potentially to come.

Don't sleep on FSU's offensive line.