Ohio State Football: Michael Jordan feeling the pressure?

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Urban Meyer shakes hands with Isaiah Prince #59 of the Ohio State Buckeyes after winning the Goodyear Cotton Bowl against the USC Trojans at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Urban Meyer shakes hands with Isaiah Prince #59 of the Ohio State Buckeyes after winning the Goodyear Cotton Bowl against the USC Trojans at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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One of the big questions concerning the Ohio State football team was who would play where on the offensive line. Now we know.

One player on this year’s Ohio State football team you would expect to be feeling pressure heading into Saturday’s game against Oregon State is Michael Jordan. It was reported by Dave Biddle of 247Sports coach Ryan Day said Jordan will start at center during his press conference today.

Playing a new position for the first time would make most players nervous. But Jordan has big shoes to fill as well.

The last two centers for the Buckeyes were Pat Elflein and Billy Price, and like Jordan were converted guards. Both won the Rimington Trophy, the award given to the best center in college football. How would you like to follow those two players?

It was also reported starting spots at three other offensive line positions have been settled. Isaiah Prince will once again be the starting right tackle. Demetrius Knox performed well filling in for the injured Branden Bowen last season and will be the starting right guard.

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Malcolm Pridgeon will start at left guard. Thayer Munford and Joshua Alibi are battling for the left tackle spot.

It was thought Munford was the leader to start on the blind side when spring ball was over. However, it has been reported he isn’t completely healthy, and it’s been said Alibi is performing well.

Evidently the senior Alibi, who backed up Jamarco Jones the last two years, isn’t going to let a sophomore just step into the position.

Pridgeon earning a starting spot in his final season is a great story. He was the No. 3 JUCO offensive tackle in the 2016 class. Pridgeon was expected to contribute right away but an injury stopped him in his tracks.

Now he has worked hard to get one last shot and he has it. You have to love that drive and perseverance.

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Now, most of the starting positions on the offensive line have been filled. It’s a big, talented group to say the least. Now it’s just a matter of how long it will take them to gel as a unit.