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Terps looking for consistency on offensive line

Posted: 8:55 AM, Sep 24, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-24 12:55:23Z

Consistency on the offensive line...  It's among the notes on the Terrapins heading into a road game Saturday in Morgantown against West Virginia.

It's Maryland's first road game of the season in a series the Mountaineers lead 27-22-2.

Many could argue the offensive success of the Terps this season is due in large part to tackles Michael Dunn and Ryan Doyle and guard Andrew Zeller. The Terps have started the same offensive front each game in 2015.

Head coach Randy Edsall said several times this preseason games would be decided in the trenches.

Zeller, described as one of the team's leaders on offense, took some time to speak to us about that war in the trenches, where improvements have been made and what he thinks about leadership.

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Coach Edsall this week on the performance of the offensive line: 

"One of the biggest things that has happened with the offensive line is their communication. Guys have really worked hard to use good technique. We still can get better in that regard, but it all starts with communication and then goes down to moving your feet and the fundamentals of pass protection. We spend a lot of time on it. I think the guys take pride in the fact that they don’t want the quarterback to be hit, so I think it’s a combination of a lot of things. We're seeing movement up front from defenses, we’re seeing blitzes, but I think our guys have handled them pretty well and we have another tough test this Saturday against West Virginia."