"Yes, right now they're just blockers. We may slip them a little pass in the flat or something every now and then. They do so much blocking on the ends that we may slip them out. But it's [pretty much] run blocking and play-action pass blocking that they'll do.''
Or at least that's the initial plan. Things could change as Holgorsen gets more of a feel for what his inherited players can do and where the strengths might be as he decides in which direction to take the offense. Yes, it will certainly be a pass-first attack, but the backs could play a big part, too.
That includes fullbacks like the 6-foot, 234-pound junior Lindamood and 6-1, 238-pound senior Kovatch.
"I'm real fired up about the fullbacks, Lindamood and Kovatch. Those guys are really playing hard,'' Holgorsen said. "And Ryan Clarke's actually done some things that have been pretty good.
"We had two decent [fullbacks] last year, but these two guys are more athletic than that guy. And he was first-team All-Big 12.''
No matter how - and how much - Lindamood is used, though, he likes what he's seen of the offense so far because "it all fits together.''
How he fits into it isn't something the former walk-on from Parkersburg worries about.
"You've got to think of where I came from,'' Lindamood said. "I was a scout team battering ram. To be able to get out there and play at all is just awesome.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.