The Ohio State Buckeyes lost four starting offensive linemen to the draft and graduation this off season. Luckily for the Buckeyes, they just landed Alabama transfer Chad Lindsay. Lindsay has already graduated and is starting his master’s degree so he will be able to play immediately for the Buckeyes. Lindsay will join Taylor Decker as the only upper classmen on the offensive line. Lindsay never saw much time as a starter, only amassing four starts all in his final season with the Crimson Tide, but the experience of playing for such a high profile program will certainly help the Buckeye’s young line. Lindsay will bring maturity and depth to an Ohio State offensive line that could really use it.
Ohio State had one of the best running offenses in all of college football last season, and that was in large part because of the effectiveness of the offensive line. With Braxton Miller returning as the quarterback for the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer will surely be utilizing the run to the best of the offensive line’s ability. Landing Lindsay will help to move the growing process along for a very young offensive line.
Lindsay is a big addition for the Buckeyes, and he has made it clear that he is excited to play for coach Meyer:
I will be transferring to The Ohio State University to complete a Master’s degree and play football. I am looking forward to and very excited about the upcoming months.
Hopefully with added depth at the offensive line, the Buckeyes will be able to continue their dominance running the ball.