Nebraska Football: Offensive line putting in much-needed work

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers takes a snap as offensive lineman Trent Hixson #75 and offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes #76 block against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers takes a snap as offensive lineman Trent Hixson #75 and offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes #76 block against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /
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Nebraska Football is trying to get their line to play together.

Ahead of Nebraska Football’s game against Indiana on Saturday, the team is looking to play as a more cohesive unit on the offensive line. So far, the line itself has been a mixed bag of results. Some games they look really strong, while other games they look discombobulated and unorganized. If Nebraska wants to make a bowl game at the very least, they need to be able to count on their line.

The way the line is going to look Saturday, it will feature many familiar faces. Brenden Jaimes, Trent Hixson, Broc Bando, Cameron Jurgens, Boe Wilson and Matt Farniok should comprise the line on Saturday. I don’t anticipate this being a game that Indiana’s defense will have a significant edge in. Although they have a decent defense, it is truly nothing to write home about. Nevertheless, that unit must be doing something right with the program experiencing so much success.

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I will be interested to see where the offensive line is the strongest. Will they perform better in the running or passing game? Based on what they have done the season, I will say that they will have an easier time in the running game. My hope is that they will have equal amounts of success in the passing game as well. However, I think for now, the passing game is going to be something that will serve as a building block on Saturday. Right now, the line is just working to play as a cohesive unit.

As Greg Austin told Brian Christopherson of 247Sports, the line just wants to play as a unit that functions together.

"“Just for our guys to get more locked into one another,” he said. “There were certain blocks where we were just a block away, an angle away from springing a big play the last game. Just the finite details of where we put our hat, where we put our hands, all those things that matter. … Also, just coming off the rock. We changed up a little bit of our technique in terms of our base blocks and they did a good job with that as well.”"

Hopefully, the good work that Nebraska Football did in practice carries over to Saturday. As the line goes, so does the offense. I’ve a feeling that they will be able to perform well on Saturday. There are no major defensive players that present a pass-rushing issue. This will be a great game for the line to focus on what they did well in practice, and try to implement it during the game. Hopefully, their efforts will pay off in a big way.