The Big Blue Wall is Kentucky football.
One of John Schlarman’s lasting legacies will be the offensive line powerhouse he built at Kentucky. The Wildcats have become a college football program that is known for elite trench play. In 2021, that will not be changing.
Kentucky heads into the season with three terrific options at offensive tackle. There might not be another program in college football that has more quality players to use at one of the most important positions in American tackle football. After taking in an open practice at Kroger Field, KSR has takeaways after seeing the entire group in action.
There is just no denying the force that the senior out of Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius is. Kinnard is moving to left tackle for his last season, but all signs point to this being a seamless transition. At 6-foot-5 and 345 pounds, Kinnard is a man among boys on one of the best offensive lines in the country. Despite that, the veteran feels comfortable at his new position and is one of the leaders of the football team. Expect a monster year from the preseason All-American.
Despite being a blue-chip recruit out of junior college, Flax just has not received much buzz. That was a miscalculation by all the buzz creators. The Detroit native is a monster at 356 pounds and carries his weight very well on a 6-foot-6 frame. The redshirt sophomore looked the part at open practice and will be tough to keep out of the starting lineup this season.
The high-profile LSU transfer passes the look test. At 6-foot-7 and 327 pounds, Rosenthal looks like a basketball player with a helmet on, and carries his weight very well. Running with the twos in the open practice, the former blue-chip recruit looks lean and athletic. Rosenthal appears to be in better shape than last season and could push for playing time while being a valuable backup at both positions.