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.
COLUMBUS — Today at Ohio State, it was the offensive and defensive lines’ turn to step in front of the microphones and talk with reporters. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and several of his players talked about the potential of this offensive line. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson did much of the same. Here’s a glimpse at much of what was being said today.
Fall camp gets underway for the Buckeyes on Friday and every single Ohio State position coach will have a mental list of things that they need to get done. In fact, they may actually have a physical list as well. Speculating as to what might be on each assistant coach’s list is always a fun exercise, and there are no shortages of items that will need to be addressed.
Ohio State went through spring camp with just 10 healthy scholarship offensive linemen, which was well short of head coach Ryan Day’s stated goal of 16 every year. Having those 16 in the spring is rare, considering each year some of those desired 16 will be true freshmen who did not enroll early and are still in high school.
When college football coaches are out recruiting, they generally know what position they are looking at. Sometimes a cornerback may be a safety, or a linebacker could be a defensive end, or maybe a defensive end will grow into a defensive tackle. But for the most part, coaches know when a linebacker is going to be a linebacker, a running back…
Stop me if you’ve heard this one… a guy walks into the transfer portal… Since its inception a few months ago, the transfer portal has been more like a revolving door at Ohio State. Players are coming and going at such a rate that the scorecard printed last week is already out of date. But it hasn’t been all bad news on that front for the Buckeyes.
The Ohio State football team has a lot of questions to answer before this fall if they want to be a national championship contender. On offense, that all starts up front with the line. The Bucks lost three starters and have another sitting out the spring with a bad back. So how will they replace Michael Jordan, Malcolm Pridgeon, and…