Following a thumping of Big Ten opponent Rutgers, Ohio State has released the latest version of their depth chart for the game against Penn State. Surprisingly, there were no changes to the depth chart from last week to this one. This is the first time in recent memory that head coach Urban Meyer hasn't made at least a slight shift in the rotations, even if it came from the backups.
Regardless, it's hard to imagine at least some rotations won't be subtly different on Saturday, especially considering the given questions about the health of some players in the aftermath of last week's game. Meyer said in his press conference on Monday that he was unsure if backup defensive end Rashad Frazier would be a go Saturday against the Nittany Lions.
As it stands right now, Frazier will still backup Steve Miller at the defensive end spot opposite to Joey Bosa. The interesting thing is that Frazier himself doesn't have a backup listed on the depth chart, so if Steve Miller were to come out and Frazier was a no go, the question would be who would replace him. I would imagine Tyquan Lewis or Jalyn Holmes would step up in that scenario if need be.
If health isn't an issue, then perhaps coach Meyer feels comfortable with where the depth chart and roster is right now, as the Buckeyes have won four straight games and perhaps he doesn't want to mess with any sort of momentum that the team currently has.