Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller grabbed the headlines last season after rushing for a combined 2,589 yards and 27 touchdowns, but it was Ohio State's offensive line, which boasted four senior starters, that paved the way for that success.
Those four senior starters are gone, leaving the Buckeyes with a major overhaul in the trenches.
The sole returning starter—Taylor Decker—has switched from right tackle to left tackle. Darryl Baldwin, the senior and former defensive lineman, has been penciled in at right tackle.
With the edges taken care of, Meyer has turned to Pat Elflein to anchor the interior at right guard. Elflein shined when he was forced into the action against Michigan following Marcus Hall's fight and ejection. He went on to start against Michigan State in the Big Ten title game a week later, helping the Buckeyes rush for 273 yards against the tough Spartans defense.
On the other side at left guard, a pair of juniors in Antonio Underwood and Chase Farris are battling. Underwood has been working with the first team, according to Dave Biddle of Bucknuts.
In the middle of it all, there's still no clear starter. Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors reported that it's a "toss-up" between Jacoby Boren and Billy Price for the center position and with spring practice nearing an end, it wouldn't be a surprise to see that competition extend to fall camp.