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.