They were good last year. And they want to be better in 2013.
That is always important for an offensive line. But especially so in a year like this, when the Seminoles’ offense is breaking in a brand-new quarterback in redshirt freshman Jameis Winston.
The best friend for a young quarterback has always been an effective running game, and if the Seminoles can control the line of scrimmage, that will only help Winston’s development in his first year as a starter.
“It’s definitely important,” Erving said. “Because a young quarterback is going to have ups and downs and growing pains, of course. So it’s been an emphasis of ours since the end of last season. Even last season we took pride in running the ball.