As first reported by Football Scoop, Ohio State has hired former Urban Meyer offensive coordinator (late of Maryland and LSU) Greg Studrawa to be the Buckeyes' new offensive line coach. Though previous line coach Ed Warinner had done widely praised work with the 2012-2014 offensive lines, he was promoted to Ohio State's offensive coordinator after Tom Herman left last offseason, leaving some to speculate throughout the 2015 season that perhaps he had coals in too many fires.
"I've known Greg for a long time, starting with my time at Bowling Green when he was my offensive line coach," Meyer said in a release. "I know how good of a coach he is. There aren't many people I'd entrust our offensive line to after the job Coach Warinner has done, but Greg is one of them and I'm pleased to have him join our staff."
Ohio State also announced other staff changes with now former tight ends coach Tim Hinton moving into an administrative role as senior level executive director for football relations/special assistant to Coach Meyer. Warinner will now take over positional coaching duties for tight ends and fullbacks as well.
If you'd ask Ohio State fans a week before the Michigan game if the Buckeyes needed major offensive restructuring amongst the coaching ranks, you would've gotten a universal yes. That sentiment died down after consecutively dominant offensive performances -- in no small part the result of moving Warinner up to the coaches booth from the sidelines -- and there were early offseason sentiments that the Buckeyes coaching staff would mostly stay static. That obviously changed.
In further interest to Buckeye faithful, Meyer announced that Warinner will continue coaching from the press box moving forward.
"Our offense was as good as it was all year with Coach Warinner and Coach Beck together in the box," Meyer said in an Ohio State issued release. "So keeping those two in place during games is something I think our offense will benefit from as we move forward."