VANDAL FOOTBALL: A look at the offensive line

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MOSCOW — With the first scrimmage moved to Sunday morning, the Idaho football team took the field on Thursday with a little extra fire.

About a week into full pads the offensive line is really starting to take shape.

“We’re making progress,” Idaho assistant head coach Kris Cinkovich said. “The new guys have gotten a ton of reps the last couple of days, particularly between Irving Schuster and Cameron Weller and even Sean Tulette. We had everybody at full strength today so I’m hoping we can settle down and start making some improvements. We had some really good bright spots, but our level of consistency has to get better.”

“We’re looking really good,” said Noah Johnson. “We’re just trying to go out and get better every day. We have three new people who are still learning the playbook a little bit but we’re getting better every day.”

The line has gone through a lot of changes in the offseason, but veterans Jordan Rose and Johnson have helped to ease the transition.

“He’s (Johnson) a really good competitor, and that’s when he really does his best leading, in those situations,” Cinkovich said. “He’s also a guy who does everything right, to the minute detail. He’s a good student and football really is important to him. The kids love him, he’s a humble kid. I’ve seen him now, when we’re scrapping and emotions are high, he’s gotten pretty fired up and kind of grabbed guys and pulled them forward, and that’s a good thing. He’s a really good football player.”

“Last year as a freshman I wasn’t much of a leader, but now I’m trying to grow and be a leader because I’m the second most experienced on the offensive line now. So with Max, Darius and all the new guys, I try to help them and help coach them. When coach isn’t looking I try to be another coach for them that way they’re always getting better.”

The Vandals will enjoy a day off today before a light practice on Saturday and the first scrimmage on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

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