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Huskies gaining experience on OL

Ryan Tolar and Senio Kelemete (Dawgman.com)

SEATTLE - Seventy-five starts sounds about right, according to Ivan Maisel. Maisel, the distinguished college football writer who has worked for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, The Dallas Morning News and The Sporting News, came up with a metric for gauging overall success for a college football program. In fact, he called it the 'King of Hidden Stats'. What is it?

By his measure, teams that had an offensive line returning with 75 combined starts or more stood a much greater chance of success. He did his research in 2008, determining that one of the reasons Oklahoma was considered a top-5 team nationally was because of the 122 starts among its offensive linemen. At the start of 2009, the starting five of Washington's offensive line had a combined 66 starts...

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