Commentary: Position-by-position, why Utah's talent on the offensive line will flourish in 2013

Published: Sunday, July 28 2013 11:26 p.m. MDT

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Toefaeono (6-foot-2, 32) actually lost this position to Jones due to injury sustained in a one-touchdown loss at UCLA. He doesn’t need to deal with his successor now that Jones has taken the mantle at center, but that doesn’t mean his battles are over. The senior must stave off the rising Asiata.

Nonetheless, Toefaeono reportedly has all-conference potential. He played and started in the first six games of the season before getting knocked out at the Rose Bowl. In 2011, he played in all 13 games on special teams and appeared on the line in wins over BYU and UCLA and that embarrassing home loss to Colorado.

Asiata (6-foot-4, 315) is also battling with Andrew Albers for Aiono’s position, a race that is more uncertain. Asiata participated in spring ball after returning from an LDS mission. That was preceded by a 2011 redshirt season.

At Spanish Fork High, Asiata was a captain and first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior.
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Payson, UT

Success of the offense begins at the line and it looks like we're more than prepared at all five positions.

Given a more up-tempo approach to the offense, the depth at the O-line is critical. Ericsson must be elated at the situation he is coming into.

Go utes!

Sandy, UT

Just a quick correction. Junior Salt did not graduate from Highland, he graduated from Brighton in 2006, not 2005. At Brighton he played center and nose tackle. I graduated the same year as him and played on that same team.

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