Ohio State football: Right tackle position locked down, right guard still up for grabs

Speaking to the medai on Tuesday, Ryan Day gave us an update on some position battles the Ohio State football team is going through, including on the offensive line.

Sept. 9, 2023; Columbus, Oh., USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Fryar (70) takes the
Sept. 9, 2023; Columbus, Oh., USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Fryar (70) takes the / Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio State football team has a number of position battles that they are working through this Spring. As we get closer to Fall, we will find out who will win these battles for starting positions. We may even learn, in some cases, by the time Spring practice ends,

That seems to be the case on the offensive line, at least at right tackle. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Ryan Day sent a message to the rest of his offensive line. He said that Josh Fryar had "pretty much" locked down the right tackle position by having one of the best offseasons of anyone on the team.

It's good that Fryar got a lot better because it was hard for him to be much worse than he was last year. He was probably the worst offensive lineman a year ago on a line that was really bad. If his improvement is as big as Day says it is, that's good news for everyone involved.

That also means that the right guard position is still up for grabs, and Day said as much himself. That job is coming down to three guys; Carson Hinzman, Seth McLaughlin, and Luke Montgomery. It seems that Hinzman and McLaughlin are more concerned about battling it out at center, so Montgomery might be the favorite.

I didn't think that Fryar was going to be guaranteed the job this early into Spring, but Day says he's earned it. He's transformed his body and has gotten better with technique. Whatever keeps Will Howard upright is fine with me, so Fryar is fine at right tackle if he's improved.

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There are still other battles to watch around this Ohio State football team. I already mentioned the battle at center. Linebacker, defensive tackle, and the third receiver spot are also battles to keep an eye on. Those should last into the Fall.