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Houck had more changeover in 2004

8/29/2011

IRVING, Texas -- Hudson Houck has had this type of offensive line turnover before in his coaching career.

Go back to 2004 with San Diego.

In 2003 Houck started (from left to right) Damion McIntosh, Kelvin Garmon, Jason Ball/Cory Raymer, Phil Bogle/Solomon Page and Courtney Van Buren. The Chargers went 4-12.

In 2004 he broke in five new guys, including two rookies and two veteran free agent signings. From left to right the Chargers started Roman Oben, Toniu Fonoti, Nick Hardwick, Mike Goff and Shane Olivea and San Diego went 12-4. Hardwick and Olivea were rookies that year.

Only left tackle Doug Free will return to his same position from 2010 with Kyle Kosier moving to right guard. Houck will start Tyron Smith (first round) and Bill Nagy (seventh) at right tackle and left guard.

“It’s a great challenge,” Houck said, “and one we embrace.”