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O-line holds key for UW-L football


La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW)  Spring practice can often set the tone for next fall.

But don't be surprised if UW-La Crosse head coach Joel Dettwiler is keeping a closer eye on his offensive line.

The Eagles opened spring drills at Harring Stadium Wednesday night with a lot of new faces up front.

UW-La Crosse quarterbacks were sacked a whopping 45 times last season, easily the most in the WIAC.

And only one of the five regular starters is back from that group.

"The offensive line, it's going to be hard to judge if they're going to be good or not based off contact. But it's a group that has to come together and show some athleticism. They have a lot of enthusiasm and they do have athleticism. It's a learning process. If we can get them mentally locked in to what they're supposed to do when they come back in the fall add the physical tools to it, that's going to be a big deal," Dettwiler said.

The Eagles will hold 12 practices this spring with the last one on May 5th.

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