There are five starting jobs open on the Ohio State offense. The Buckeyes need to replace JK Dobbins at running back, Binjimen Victor at X receiver, KJ Hill at H, Jonah Jackson at left guard, and Branden Bowen at right tackle. Thanks to the recruiting of Urban Meyer and Ryan Day, there talented options at every turn. At right tackle specifically, there are a pair of former…
Wyatt Davis was an All-American last year as a first-year starter at right guard for the Buckeyes. As a 5-star signee in 2017, he came in with sizable expectations. Despite those expectations, however, he redshirted like most true freshmen offensive linemen tend to do. Davis then emerged in 2018 as a reliable backup, and stepped up greatly in two postseason starts.
There are two open offensive line jobs for the Buckeyes heading into the 2020 season and plenty of options for both spots. Ohio State is looking for a new left guard and a new right tackle. Given the competitors at both spots, the more intriguing battle looks to be at right tackle. It is the right tackle spot where the Buckeyes have an interesting range of candidates.
Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, linebackers coach Al Washington, and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa took part in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. They answered questions for over half an hour regarding lineups, position battles, Ryan Day’s “Circle of Care,” and much more. Here are the highlights.
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has preached toughness to his team this year and fifth-year senior left guard Jonah Jackson has heard every bit of it from his front row seat in the choir. Day’s message is one that Jackson has long been a believer in and one that he applies to his play every single day. Day and offensive line…
When Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa surveys the practice field, he sees a large number of his players who are capable of playing this season. And not just playing, but playing without fraying his last seven nerves. The Buckeyes have 15 scholarship offensive linemen on the roster, which is still one or two below where Ryan Day would like to be.
On day four of Ohio State’s fall camp, a group comprised mostly of freshmen offensive linemen were off practicing on their own.
Twenty yards away, the first and second-team offensive lines were working together. Among them was true freshman center Harry Miller. Miller certainly came to Ohio State with premier recruiting accolades as one of the nation’s top high school centers, but he only arrived in June, which usually means August is a Scarlet and Gray blur.
As a graduate transfer from Rutgers, a number of questions surrounded Jonah Jackson’s arrival at Ohio State. What role would he have on the offensive line? What would he bring to the team as a fifth-year senior? How would he adjust to a new program and a new offensive line coach in Greg Studrawa? Six practices in, and those questions are beginning to find their answers.