Two days later than most schools, Ohio State released its first official depth chart on Tuesday, providing insight into who stands where for the Buckeyes heading into the 2014 season.
There weren’t too many surprises to be found, as only three starting spots remained up for grabs as of Monday, and head coach Urban Meyer anticipates those battles continuing throughout the week. But we now have our first official look at what Ohio State’s lineup should look like on Saturday, when the Buckeyes take the field in Baltimore for their season opener against Navy.
What follows is Ohio State’s first official depth chart, followed by a look into what we should make of it.
Takeaway 1: Line ‘Em Up?
Replacing four multiyear starters from one of the country’s most talented units over the course of the past two seasons, there still appears to be a lack of clarity on the OSU offensive line, with singular starters not being named at either center or left guard. It will either be Jacoby Boren or Chad Lindsay lining up at the former for the Buckeyes, and Joel Hale or Billy Price at the latter.
That could present an issue for OSU, as cohesiveness is needed more on an offensive line than any other unit on a football roster. It could be viewed as encouraging that the Buckeyes have what’s perceived as depth at both positions, but also alarming that a player hasn’t grabbed hold of either spot.
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