In his press conference last week, Penn State coach Joe Paterno touched on the problems that Penn State was having in the offensive line.
Patrerno praised returning starting offensive tackles Quinn Barham and Chima Okoli. He noted center Matt Stankiewitch has not started a game in three seasons.
And Paterno completely ignored guard Johnnie Troutman, who started the final 11 games of the 2010 season and has 19 starts. (Troutman’s offseason DUI probably had a lot to do with it.)
“We don’t have a good, solid first-string offensive line yet,” the coach said. “That’s our first job.”
Paterno said that offensive line coaches Dick Anderson and Bill Kenney have the same sort of reconstruction project they faced last year.