Two seasons ago, guard Pat Elflein helped anchor an outstanding line which played a part in turning four-star recruit Ezekiel Elliott from developing running back into a superstar.
After returning for his final season in scarlet and gray, Elflein moved to center, a position he’d never started at prior, and evolved into the Rimington Trophy winner, which goes annually to the nation’s best center.
While much speculation had circled fellow lineman Billy Price, who some felt had nothing left to accomplish in Columbus and were expecting to go pro, in the wake of a gutwrenching loss to Clemson, Price announced he too would be returning to Columbus for his final year of eligibility.
To add to the intrigue, Price says he too will move to center, which all but guarantees we know Elflein’s replacement next season:
Billy Price has said he will come back next year for OSU to play center.— James Grega Jr. (@JGrega11) January 1, 2017
There aren’t a lot of lemons to make lemonade with for many Buckeye faithful after a night like the one against Clemson, but if there’s one silver lining, Price’s announcement could be one we’re looking back on fondly at this time next season.