Ohio State Football: Toughest Tasks Urban Meyer Faces This Spring

The Buckeyes have already started spring football and the to-do list for head coach Urban Meyer is not lacking for significant undertakings.
While there are issues to address all over the field, the three most notable points that Ohio State must hit are rebuilding the offensive line, replacing key production on both sides of the ball and improving the coverage aspect of the defense.

None of those three issues are easy to solve, but unlike many teams around the nation, the Buckeyes are one of the talented few with the bodies capable of making the spring fixes required to be championship contenders.

Braxton Miller, the quarterback for Meyer’s team, is still on that to-do list as he sits out spring football due to shoulder surgery.

His mental reps will help him improve, but the growth of the quarterback will remain a concern heading into summer and fall camps.

Meanwhile, the other Buckeyes will be getting after it pushing to earn positions and shore up the areas of need. On the offensive line, Ohio State must replace four starters and it takes time for teams to gel.

As The Columbus Dispatch’s Bill Rabinowitz pointed out, there are bodies with some experience. It is a matter of finding the fit for a team that will need its line to help produce in both the run and the pass game.

In the same vein of replacement, Ryan Shazier and Carlos Hyde highlight the biggest losses in production for the Buckeyes.

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