Urban Meyer is tasked with rebuilding the offensive line after losing four senior starters to graduation last year.
The Buckeyes moved last year's right tackle—Taylor Decker—over to left tackle to replace Jack Mewhort. Pat Elflein won the right guard spot in the spring, leaving three vacancies to sort out this fall.
While the center and right tackle positions are important, Meyer is most concerned about the hole to fill at left guard.
"If I had to say, 'Where's all the focus?' To me, it's that left guard," Meyer said, according to John Porentas of The Ozone. "What are we going to do with that left guard?"
That position is so pivotal because the Buckeyes pull their guards on a lot of their base running plays to create a numbers advantage at the point of attack. Meyer needs a strong, yet agile big man at left guard to fill that role.
According to Buckeye Grove's Kevin Noon, Meyer has a number of capable candidates.
"Right now the battle for the left guard spot is Tony Underwood, Joel Hale and Billy Price now. (Billy) at times looks fantastic, so I think we are a little more stabilized at that position."
Sorting out the left guard situation will be one of Meyer's top priorities in the coming weeks.