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Friendly Competition for OT Spots

Friendly Competition for OT Spots

The awkwardness of a position battle hasn't changed the relationship of the offensive tackles off the field. With Xavier Nixon having the left tackle spot locked down, Chaz Green and Matt Patchan continue to battle for right tackle. Green doesn't think it has changed their friendship off the field, and they use it to make each other better.

"We're real tight and close," Chaz Green said. "It's a competitive situation, but me, (Xavier Nixon) and (Matt) Patchan help each other out all the time. It's a good situation." The battle started in the spring, but Green was the only healthy offensive tackle to fight for the job as Patchan and Nixon were both battling injuries. Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said that Green was lost on the...

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