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Andrew’s been doing real good,” guard Justin Boren said. “He started out on the third team. He’s a great pass-protector. He’s still getting the hang of some of the calls. It’s overwhelming when you come in here as a freshman, trying to learn the whole offense. But he’s got a pretty good grasp of it.”

Freshmen need time to adapt to a new system, bigger, faster opponents and the rigors of being away from home and in new surroundings. Some are able to acclimate faster than others.

“He understands what’s going on now, made a couple plays, and I definitely think he’s ready to step in a role this year,” cornerback Devon Torrence said of “Pittsburgh” Corey Brown. “If the situation arises (he could play) because you never know _ it’s a long season.”