Two big returns on the defensive line and a game-time decision on the offensive line have shaken things up on this week’s Ohio State depth chart.
First, the good news: DE Jonathon Cooper and DT Robert Landers are both back and fully available. Cooper missed the first four games of the year, and Landers sat out the Miami game.
They both slot in to the depth chart along the line. Cooper is listed as a co-starter along with Tyler Friday at the end position opposite Chase Young.
Landers and Tommy Togiai are co-backups behind Davon Hamilton at the nose tackle spot.
DT Taron Vincent and DE Tyreke Smith are also off the depth chart due to injuries.
On the other side of the ball, RT Branden Bowen is a game-time decision. That means Nicholas Petit-Frere is listed as an “OR” at RT on this week’s depth chart.
Bowen and Petit-Frere battled for the starting job during fall camp, with Bowen ultimately winning out.
On August 8, Day said that Petit-Frere had, “a lot of upside. I think when you look at it right now, it’s probably really close. It’s probably neck and neck.”
LB Teradja Mitchell is unavailable. He had been listed as the backup at WILL last week. This weekend, K’Vaughan Pope is in that spot behind Malik Harrison.
Josh Proctor is once again listed as the backup at free safety behind Jordan Fuller. He did not dress for the Miami game, but with the news that Isaiah Pryor had entered the transfer portal, he is now the clear-cut No. 2 at that spot.
The rest of the depth chart is mostly unchanged.
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