Big Sky Conference

Big Sky teams employ various strategies for developing offensive linemen


Editor’s note: All quotes aside from those by Montana head coach Bobby Hauck come from interviews conducted at the Big Sky Kickoff media conference in Spokane on July 16.  

SPOKANE, Washington — If the Big Sky Conference’s preseason all-conference team is any indication, Southern Utah should have the most fearsome offensive line in the league.

Junior center Cody Larsen is not only a preseason All-Big Sky selection; he also earned preseason first-team All-American honors from STATS FCS and second-team honors from Hero Sports. He earned first-team all-league honors as a sophomore last season. 

Senior tackle Marquez Tucker earned second-team All-Big Sky recognition while junior guard P.J. Nu’usa was a third-team all-conference selection for the co-Big Sky champions.

All three SUU offensive lineman earned spots on the league’s preseason all-conference squad along with junior Noah Johnson of Idaho, a second-team All-Sun Belt nod last season and Iosua Opeta, an All-American tackle for co-champion Weber State as a junior last fall.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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