August 14, 2007

Sester adjusting to left side; Day 9 notebook

Sean Sester had heard the speculation that the veteran offensive tackle's talents, and experience, might be needed most on the left side of Purdue's line.

He didn't think anything would come of it, however.

That changed Monday, when the two-year starter at right tackle was moved to the opposite side, asked to both fill what might be the offense's biggest personnel question mark and protect right-handed quarterback Curtis Painter's blind side.

"It had always been up in the air, but I didn't think it would ever happen," said Sester, a starter in Purdue's last 25 games at right tackle. "I thought we had really good guys playing the position. But whatever the coaches want.

"I was a little surprised, but it wasn't a big shock or anything."

And so, Sester practiced Tuesday for the second time at his new position.

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