Count right guard Jeff Braun as one of the reasons the offensive line is getting heavy praise heading into Game 2 this week.
Braun played left guard for most of last season filling in for Josh Jenkins, but said this week he just feels more at home back at right guard.
“I just like the stance. It feels more natural just having my right hand down and my right foot back,'' Braun said. "That’s the biggest thing. I played a little left guard (this week at practice) just to give Josh a breather. I know the plays from any position, that doesn’t bother me, it's just being in that stance.''
The Mountaineer offense rushed for 331 yards against Marshall, QB Geno Smith never got sacked and was barely ever hurried into a throw.
From Dana Holgorsen this week:
“All of them played very well. We got to our guys and we sustained blocks. Last year at this time, we were talking about guys being targeted right. We have always been targeted right. Coach (Bill) Bedenbaugh does a tremendous job in ensuring that the guys are targeted right. Sustaining blocks is important. We are light years ahead of where we were last year. Having Josh (Jenkins) back brings a presence and mentality to our line. He has played a lot of ball. Those guys are playing well, and they are a pretty confident group.”
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