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The only team that doesn't welcome back at least three starters on the line is Utah, but a big story in Salt Lake this spring has been how good the Utes' O-line has looked.
Seven teams welcome back four starters, compared to just two (Arizona and USC) a year ago. Moreover, just about every team offers up some star power, established or budding.
No team will exit the spring with serious concerns -- at least in terms of overall team priorities and uncertainties -- on the O-line, though Colorado and Washington State still are questionable, despite four returning starters each, due to yielding 52 and 57 sacks and run blocking poorly a year ago.
There were no returning first-team All-Pac-12 linemen in 2012. This year there are three, including Morris Trophy winner David Yankey of Stanford and UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo. Both are likely preseason All-Americans, and they might get joined by Oregon center Hroniss Grasu, who was first-team all-conference as a sophomore.
|David Yankey and Stanford's offensive line are expected to lead the Pac-12 this season.|