It was easy to point the finger at the offensive line for last year’s underwhelming Syracuse football season.

After an offseason of change in which a new defensive system arrives and a new offensive coordinator is in charge, perhaps no other position group will be as closely examined under the microscope as the offensive line.

Will it be better?

The early read by HC Dino Babers three weeks before the season is scheduled to begin Sept. 12 at North Carolina: We’re working on it.

“We’re working through this,” Babers said Monday on a video call with reporters.

“Some of these injuries, some of the guys that got hurt … we’re going to get some offensive linemen back in late September, early October that is really going to be able to change the depth of this group.

“So it’s not so much of can we go through the entire season with these amount of guys, it’s almost like can you survive four weeks with these amount of guys because if you can survive four weeks, you’re going to have some reinforcements coming over the hill that make you a lot better.”

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