while the new offense seems to be multi-dimensional in that passing, running and power football are all possible, the looks from which those different plays are run remain basically the same.
"What the line does doesn't change much from play to play,'' said Bedenbaugh. "It's what happens behind them that's different.''
That suits Barclay just fine.
"I think we've gotten our identity back,'' Barclay said. "We're a spread-out offense now. We're going to hit the outside or inside zone. We don't have to worry about doing the inside zone and then running power the next play. We're consistent and we're going to be good at what we do.''
They will do it at full speed, too.
"Like [Bedenbaugh] said, if you're going to mess up, then mess up strong. Hit them and knock them over,'' Barclay said. "Don't just stand there. It's a different thing and I think we're doing well with it.''
If that's the case, though, it will have to come with a rather new-look mix of the personnel up front. Even though there are four starters back from last season, Barclay and center Joe Madsen figure to be the only ones playing the same position as 2010. Right tackle Jeff Braun looks like he will move to left guard because Josh Jenkins' health is a big question mark after he injured a knee in the spring game.
Redshirt freshman Quinton Spain appears to be the leader at right tackle going into fall camp, even though he didn't play that spot at all in the spring. Fifth-year senior and former walk-on Tyler Rader from Nitro enters fall camp No. 1 on the depth chart at right guard.
And Barclay - along with Braun - will be practicing for the first time in eight months when camp begins in early August. Both missed the spring after undergoing shoulder surgery, which is why Spain has yet to line up at right tackle. He played Barclay's left tackle spot in the spring.
That hurt Barclay perhaps even more than his shoulder.
"I think the biggest thing was that someone was getting better than me every day at practice. That's what bothered me,'' Barclay said. "If someone's getting better than me it kind of kills me inside. That's the biggest thing I had to think about. So now I'm just anxious to get out there for camp.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.