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Report: Buckeyes Part Ways With Greg Studrawa

The Buckeyes have decided to part ways with offensive line coach Greg Studrawa after joining the team in 2016 and being retained by Ryan Day upon taking over the head coaching duties. The news was first reported by FootballScoop.com. Ohio State has not confirmed the news. [Update: 12:09 pm – Ohio State has confirmed that Greg Studrawa has been let go by head coach Ryan Day.]

This most-recent stop was Studrawa’s second with the Ohio State program after serving as a graduate assistant in the late 1990s.

The 2021 Ohio State offensive line was named a semifinalist for the 2021 Joe Moore Award, an honor given to the nation’s top offensive line unit. Ohio State has never won the award in the six-plus year history of the award but has made it to the list of finalists under Studrawa.

Awards and first-round picks have been commonplace for the Buckeyes under Studrawa during his tenure as he was able to coach Rimington Award winners Pat Elflein and Billy Price and also has been able to coach several first-rounders including Michael Jordan, Wyatt Davis as well as Elflein and Price.

The Ohio State offense ranks No. 1 in the nation in total offense with 561.5 yards per game and No. 1 in scoring offense with 45.7 points per game. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the final game of the regular season was not a great one for the line or the offense in general against the hated Wolverines.

The loss to Michigan kept the Buckeyes out of the Big Ten Championship Game and sent Ohio State to the non-playoff Rose Bowl, a game that Ohio State won 48-45 but was not the ultimate goal of playing for the CFP Championship.

Ohio State’s offensive line had good games and not-so-good games throughout the season. The Buckeyes did not give up a sack and only had one TFL recorded against them against Utah in the Rose Bowl but on the other hand gave up four sacks, eight TFLs and only rushed for 64 yards against Michigan in the previous game.

Recruiting will be one of the biggest questions surrounding the Studrawa tenure with the Buckeyes. “Coach Stud” was able to land big-time players like Paris Johnson and Donovan Jackson but there will be many misses that will also be talked about over the course of his year including in-state players like Jackson Carman and Blake Miller.

The Buckeyes have four offensive linemen committed as of now to the class with Tegra Tshabola, Carson Hinzman, George Fitzpatrick and Avery Henry.

The 2022 offensive line is going to have a different look to it with the departures of Thayer Munford and Nick Petit-Frere to the NFL. A Studrawa replacement will have to replace 40-percent of the starting line.

Whoever Day is able to replace Studrawa with is going to have several returning starters looking for playing time, but will the Buckeyes move away from a ‘four offensive tackles and a center’ look to a more traditional look moving forward? Only time will tell.

We will have more on this including some names we are hearing as potential replacements. Keep it here to BuckeyeScoop for all the latest.