Report: Offensive Line Coach Greg Studrawa Returning to Ohio State

Greg Studrawa Ohio State Football Buckeyes Offensive Line

Greg Studrawa, who has coached the offensive line at Ohio State for the last three seasons, will be back in 2019 under Ryan Day according to Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch.

Ohio State is not yet confirming the report.

Studrawa was expected to be back, but recently rumors arose of the possibility of his returning to Maryland to work under new head coach Mike Locksley. Studrawa came to OSU after serving as the offensive line coach for the Terps in 2014 and 2015, but will reportedly continue to stick with the Buckeyes for the foreseeable future.

At the Rose Bowl, Studrawa told reporters that he had applied for the head coaching job at BGSU earlier in the offseason, but hadn’t gotten the position. He also said that he and Day had already spoken of plans for spring football, intimating that he would be back, but knowing that it would be Day’s decision.

In each of his first three seasons in Columbus, Studrawa had a lineman earn a significant honor. Pat Elflein and Billy Price were named Rimington Award winners in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Michael Jordan was a first-team all-American in 2018.

However, the Buckeyes have also struggled to recruit at times along the line, especially within the state of Ohio.

A pair of four-star recruits in the 2019 class, guards Zeke Correll and Nolan Rumler, signed with Notre Dame and Michigan, respectively.

In 2018, it was five-star tackle Jackson Carman who spurned the Buckeyes for Clemson.

During his press conference on the Early Signing Day, new head coach Ryan Day was asked about the program’s struggles with in-state recruiting on the offensive line.

“It’s something that for sure I’m well aware of, and it’s an area that we’ve got to do a better job at,” Day said at the time.

The Buckeyes have only 11 scholarship offensive lineman at the moment, with four-star prospect Doug Nester verbally committed for 2019, but not yet signed.

With just weeks to go until National Letter of Intent Day on February 6, the Buckeyes will continue working to secure Nester and potentially add another prospect to their class.

7 Responses

  1. OSU’s run game got stifled during the middle part of the season and the OL took most of the blame and perhaps justifiably so. The reality is that OSU feasted off the run due to RPO play of JTB that was missing until Haskins learned to run the ball against MD and then excelled at MI. The result was a 57 pt. game O splurge. Haskins seemed to digress in the run game against WA. The issue now is that OSU is replacing the bulk of a line was really a replacement line after 2018. His signing could indicate stability to incoming players.

  2. Where is BGSU ? Rhe place Stud applied for?
    Did i miss something or is it not in the article?

    1. BGSU is Bowling Green. He applied for that job but didn’t get it.

  3. Hopefully the pipe line is out of Prince’s if it wasn’t for offsides, holding, and false starts, he would have no plays at all. Of course this is overstated, be we need agile, mobile, and hostile, OL’s not stiffs.

  4. To be fair to Coach Studs, OL is probably the most difficult position to coach. That said, the biggest issue I’m seeing with the OL under him is the run blocking is underwhelming (to put it mildly) at times and the false starts are maddening. I have to give props because the pass blocking has been very good to great under him. But the recruiting absolutely can NOT suffer or we’re headed for some bleak times in Buckeyeland! That has to be addressed BASAP (before as soon as possible) and I’d like to see a bit more development BEFORE his OL get thrown into the fire. We’ve seen OL come in before in pressure situations and perform (the MI game a few years back comes to mind when the starter got ejected and flipped a double-bird to the Wolver-weenie ‘fans’) so it can be done.

    1. Yes, and spot on with the pass blocking not one MI AA DL came close to putting a finger on Haskins. I see it as much of an O Scheme issue than just the OL play.

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