The biggest concern for the Ohio State football team coming out of the Spring Game

After the Ohio State football team had their Spring Game on Saturday, we got our first look at what the roster might look like in the Fall. This is the biggest concern with the team.
April 13, 2024; Columbus, Ohio, USA; 
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Fryar (70) competes
April 13, 2024; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Fryar (70) competes / Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch /

The Ohio State football team played their Spring Game on Saturday in perfect weather. It was the first time that most fans were able to see the new roster heading into next season. There were some good performances and some bad ones. We separated some winners and losers for you on Sunday.

Looking at the big picture, the biggest concern coming into the Spring Game was the offensive line. It was the worst unit on the team in 2023. There are some battles going on up front for starting positions so things are certainly not settled in any way yet.

After what we saw on Saturday, the offensive line is still the biggest concern. The whole right side of the line has a lot of questions surrounding it. Josh Fryar was perhaps the worst player on the line a year ago at right tackle. Ryan Day likes the progress he's made this Spring.

He wasn't anything special on Saturday. He didn't get run over like he did at some points last season, which is a start. But he didn't look like a world-beater or anything. Carson Hinzman, who started at right guard, did though. That's a deep concern heading into the Summer.

The Buckeyes have to figure this out before the season starts. The rest of the team is so talented that this unit could hold them back from winning a national championship. The left side of the line seems to be solid. It's the middle and the right side that need fixed.


The Ohio State football team has a whole Summer to fix things still. They have plenty of time to find the right guys to provide whoever starts at quarterback with adequate protection and the running backs some open holes. That doesn't mean it's still not a concern for fans.