How good will Stanford's offensive line be in 2015? It's a question that will go a long way in determining how success the Cardinal offense can be in the upcoming season.
ESPN's Dave Lombardi believe Stanford has the best offensive line in the Pac-12 North and describes the line as being in "great shape". Here are the rest of his comments:
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"Entering last season, the Cardinal featured big-time talent but relatively sparse experience up front. As a result, their offensive line struggled to deliver in its trademarked road-grading fashion until the final weeks of the season, when it finally jelled into dominant form. Though Andrus Peat is now gone, Kevin Hogan's blindside rests easy with Kyle Murphy's shift to left tackle. Guard Joshua Garnett completes a hulking tandem on that side while Casey Tucker, a former five-star recruit, looks ready to grab right tackle by the horns."
If the Cardinal do indeed have the best offensive line in the division, other Pac-12 North teams should watch out. Despite his struggles last season, QB Kevin Hogan came on strong at the end of the year. If Hogan plays better than he did in 2014 and the Stanford running game makes a bit of a comeback, this team could be really dangerous in 2015.