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Scarlet Sunrise: Josh Myers playing at elite level for Ohio State

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Ohio State center Josh Myers has been a wrecking ball on the offensive line. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Josh Myers playing at elite level for Ohio State

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Josh Myers playing at an elite level for Ohio State

Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson was asked Tuesday about how the depth at offensive line was panning out, and he was asked about backup center Harry Miller in particular.

But before he could talk about the true freshman Miller, he had to bring up his starting center and praise him.

“First of all, I think Josh Myers is playing real good,” Wilson said. “I mean, real good. Real good… and ummm, he’s playing good.”

The moment was the humorous part of Wilson’s press conference, but the point remains. Myers has been a revelation for the Ohio State offensive line. He has been mauling interior defensive linemen through six games, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

Myers’ presence on the offensive line is part of an attitude the guys up front have established through the first half of the season.

“You get what you emphasize,” Wilson said. “We have emphasized that we want to be a team that continues to play the game with a little bit of a physical presence and toughness.”

With Josh Myers leading the charge, the Buckeyes are playing well up front.

Latest BuckIQ breaks down offensive line

Speaking of Myers, the offensive line as a collective unit has been a key cog for the Buckeyes success this season.

Ohio State rushed for over 300 yards on the Michigan State front, one of the best run-stopping units in the country. The offensive line is largely responsible for opening running lanes for J.K. Dobbins, Master Teague and Justin Fields.

What has fueled the improvements for the Buckeyes up front? Where can the blocking still get better coming out of the off date? How significant was that performance for Ohio State in the win over Michigan State? Former Ohio State offensive tackle Reid Fragel put on the tape and addressed those topics in the latest episode of BuckIQ.

Roll the tape!

Handing out midseason awards for Buckeyes

The Buckeyes are at the halfway point in the season with a 6-0 record and not much to complain about. Quarterback Justin Fields has been electric, and the defense is one of the best units in the country. So Lettermen Row decided to hand out some awards for the Buckeyes, ranging from Best Win to Best Quote from the first half of the campaign.

For the full list of midseason awards, click here.

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This article speaks the truth. I have been sayin all along that Myers is in my opinion the biggest star on this team, the most important, and his play has gone unnoticed until recently. But, people seldom focus on the O lone, always the run back, q back, receivers, etc. yes, this o line is THE biggest strength, and the reason this team will go very very far. Thats why Fields stands there with time, Dobbins is having a hige year and everything else clicks on offense. We are blessed with our three interior guys, they have been impenetratable at… Read more »


Couple other things about Josh Meyers, (and this O line also)…….that is how you recruit great quarterbacks right there. Get a great center, first !, then a couple giards, and then tackles…People forget that. Quarterbacks look for that way before receivers, when they look for a team to go to…. Also, Coach stud has been great for a long time, the criticism is unwarranted, but those who know know. Thats why he is there. Thats why Urban brought him here. Lastly, Kevin Wilson too. Wilson has a LOT to do withthe O linemen, as well as some other coaches too.… Read more »

Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A recent graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his first year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.

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