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.
Every year following Ohio State spring football we recap what happened position by position. Who stepped up, who stepped back, what got fixed, and what didn’t? With 12 of the 15 spring practices cancelled due to the pandemic, however, essentially nothing happened, nothing got fixed, nobody stepped up, and no questions got answered.
Bowen redshirted as a true freshman during the 2015 season, but played as a reserve and on special teams in 2016. As a redshirt sophomore in 2017, he won the starting right guard job and started the first six games before breaking his leg. Bowen missed the rest of the season and also missed the 2018 season due to complications and another surgery.
It wasn’t the ideal way for a player to make his starting debut, but redshirt freshman Nick Petit-Frere held his own while protecting Justin Fields’ blind side against Northwestern.
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.