COLUMBUS — It’s tough to find a position on the Ohio State roster that doesn’t have depth.
The Buckeyes are one of the four or five most talented teams in the country. That’s not by just having 22 good players and scrubs as backups. Ohio State can roll through 85 different scholarship guys and some walk-ons and have talent on the field.
This sentiment couldn’t be said for past Ohio State offensive lines, though. Former coach Urban Meyer famously said the Buckeyes were one injury away from trouble on the offensive line two seasons ago. But now, the Buckeyes feel as if they’re supremely deep up front, something Ryan Day and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa have made a priority.
After praising the offensive line depth all offseason, Day doubled down on that again Thursday ahead of Ohio State’s final non-conference tuneup against Miami (Ohio).
“Yeah, [but] it’s hard because we haven’t played four full quarters, really,” Day said. “So we’ll see as time goes on and we get to midway through the season. We’ll probably have a better idea of that. When the guys have been in there, they’ve graded out pretty well so far.
“That being said, there’s still a lot to clean up.”
Ohio State figures to have time with the second-string in there when it takes on an overmatched Miami team on Saturday. For anybody heading to the game, listening on the radio or watching on TV, Lettermen Row has all the viewing information that could possibly be needed to not miss a moment.
Ohio State-Miami (Ohio) game time, details
The Buckeyes and RedHawks will meet for the sixth time on Saturday. Ohio State is 5-0 all time against Miami, and the Buckeyes have won 42 straight against the in-state opponents dating back to 1921.
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Weather: High of 84 degrees with a 0 percent chance of rain
The line: The Buckeyes are a 38.5-point favorite, per BetDSI
Over/under: 56 points
What TV channel is the Ohio State game on?
The Buckeyes and RedHawks will play on Big Ten Network, with Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), James Laurinaitus (color analyst) and Elise Menaker (sideline) on the call.
How can I watch online?
The Buckeyes and RedHawks can be streamed online via FoxSportsGo.
How can I listen to the game on the radio?
Paul Keels and Jim Lachey will have the call on 97.1 FM (WBNS) in Columbus. A full list of football radio affiliates for the program can be found here.
Miss any of our coverage so far this week?
- Five questions as Buckeyes head into last non-conference tuneup
- BuckIQ: Already loaded, Buckeyes pass rush gets boost from rising studs
- Tim May Podcast: Ohio State blockers paving way for success
- Buckeyes look the part of legitimate national title contender
- What We Learned as Ryan Day, Buckeyes prepare for final tuneup
- Even during catch drought, Ohio State tight ends making big impact
- BuckIQ: Hard-running Master Teague gives Buckeyes options, depth
- How Justin Fields is working to fix missed throws for Buckeyes
- Damon Arnette showing growth, importance in Ohio State secondary
- Malik Harrison playing his way into ‘best in the country’ conversation
- Beanie and The Boom Podcast: Pepper Johnson tells Ohio State, NFL stories
- BuckIQ: Rise of Pete Werner helps fuel Ohio State defensive turnaround
- Ryan Day made moves Ohio State had to make to fix defense