Spring practice is in the books for Ohio State, and with less than five months before the official start of the season, Urban Meyer has the Buckeyes primed for another title run.
Still, the Buckeyes are far from a finished product, and Saturday’s spring game revealed a number of issues that need resolved.
These three in particular are top concerns for Meyer because they all have the potential to derail Ohio State’s championship run.
The Offensive Line
In 2013, four senior starters along Ohio State’s offensive line paved the way for one of the most successful offenses in school history. The Buckeyes averaged 308.6 rushing yards per game, which ranked fifth in the country.
Meyer needs to replace those four starters, a process that’s only 25 percent complete going into summer conditioning.
The Buckeyes’ sole returning starter, Taylor Decker, has made the switch from right tackle to left tackle. Pat Elflein—who played admirably for the suspended Marcus Hall late last season—has secured the right guard spot.
The other three openings have yet to be claimed, and that doesn’t sit well with Meyer, according to Doug Lesmerises of The Plain Dealer
“The offensive line, we got a lot of work to do,” Meyer said. “We’ve got to really go, we gotta really go from here.”
After the defenses piled up five sacks during the spring game without sending a single blitz, that urgency is easy to…