Without getting into too much length... I have heard that Roper's system at being a no huddle, up-tempo style of play will be a benefit to our offensive linemen. Let me throw out some items that have come to me lately. (This may be why Muschamp has gone out and gotten over a dozen linemen over the last two recruiting cycles.) 1. There will be an increased number of plays per scoreboard minute. Similar to what Auburn does by not having a huddle and standing a couple of yards from the ball. The players simply turn around and get lined up. 2. The system is based upon speed and quickness and getting playmakers in space. No more trying to run up the gut when the defense is putting 20 guys in the box. 3. Getting the ball out of the quarterback's hand quickly. 4. Getting the ball into the hand of the running back quickly... or timed... based upon what certain defensive linemen do. And/or... linebackers blitzing or defensive ends rushing in... or droping off to cover the flats. 5. What all of this leads up to is: Offensive linemen will not have to hold their blocks as long as compared to the typical Pro-Style system. The whole play happens much quicker...and is based upon surprise and deception. Counters... angles, crossing patterns, etc. This makes it easier on our offensive linemen. Much less grinding the feet and holding blocks for an extended period of time. The whole effect is score the most points in the smallest time available. Another benefit is that there may be a higer rotation of offensive linemen. (This is a guess based upon my information) But this higer rotation of lineman will keep all the OL guys fresh and give many who are second stringers more playing time... which makes everyone happy. And this is why Muschamp and Summers want to recruit a higher number of offensive linemen each year. (Come on down Ivy!) How does this affect an offensive lineman over a three to four year period? He does not play as many plays as one would find in the normal Pro-Style system. Thus, he does not expose himself to fatige and thus...injury to his knees. Pro scouts really don't want to know how many plays a college senior lineman has played. When they see talent, they want to know what kind of condition that talent is in. Any knee injuries and surgeries? Most injuries to an offensive lineman occur while a man is trying to "move the pile" and... on extended blocks. The lineman's cleats are dug into the sod...the sustained flexed knee gets twisted... and there goes an ACL, etc. This is exactly what happened to me. Roper's system will hopefully cut down on that. Once again... I am not claiming this to be "Gospel"... but only what I have heard.