The Ohio State Buckeyes narrowly survived a scare from the Navy Midshipmen in their season opener on Saturday afternoon, and needless to say, there are some issues that need to be addressed before this team can even consider being a contender in the Big Ten again, much less the nation.
One of those issues was on the offensive line. While J.T. Barrett does have some kinks of his own to work out, there were many instances where he wasn’t given much of an opportunity to do much of anything by his bog boys up front.
And needless to say, Urban Meyer is not happy about it.
“Very disappointed,” Meyer said. “There’s a standard set of offensive line play for many, many years, and it’s really been enhanced by Coach Warinner the last two years. That didn’t resemble an offensive line at Ohio State for the first two quarters.”
Of course, everyone did settle in during the second half, but this cannot become a constant issue, the offensive line showing up in spurts. Consistently at Ohio State, this is the group that always makes sure everything in the offense works to perfection. They need to embrace that standard that’s been set in Columbus.