Getting an early look at the changes you might see on the two deep when spring ball begins.
Now that the football season is over at least 21 UB players have played their last game for the Bulls. There may be others who transfer out but these are the players who will be graduating before football kicks off next year.
Over the past few seasons the Bulls line had matured from a young unit into a solid corps of veterans. But despite the fact that they have a lot of upperclassman only one starter this season was a Senior, center James O’Hagan.
Along with Anthony Johnson the loss of the four year starter is one of the biggest for UB this season. He has been a rock on the line in terms of his longevity, durability, and his performance.
He started 50 games in a row for the Bulls, has been on award watch lists multiple seasons and put in a senior performance which may earn him a spot in the NFL draft this season.
The player most likely to replace him this spring is redshirt freshman Jacob Gall, who was his backup this season. Gall played in quite a few games and has been learning the offense for two seasons.
Gall might have to compete a bit with Jack Klenk, who also did some backup time at center this season.
In addition to O’Hagan UB is losing two other linemen.
Jacquis Webb, who transferred from Rutgers in 2016. Webb was not a starter this season but he was a solid depth player who put in a lot of snaps over the course of the season.
Trey Derouen, transferred as a grad student to Buffalo did see some solid playing time this season. He got on the field in five games but not as a starter.
Overall the line in in fantastic shape for next season. It all hangs on how well the replacement at center performs, but with two great running backs returning it could be another solid year for UB’s offense.