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Greg Studrawa Talks Offensive Line

By April 7, 2021 (2:34 pm)Football

Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa spoke to media on Wednesday about his group of blockers heading into the back-end of spring camp.

  • He mentioned that in Harry Miller’s absence (Miller is rehabbing a labrum injury), Matthew Jones, Luke Wypler and Jakob James are taking reps at center and that “all three of those guys are doing pretty well in there.”
  • Wypler spoke as well and said that his focus right now is around “really getting comfortable in the offense.” He started working at it as soon as the national title game ended.
  • Studrawa called Wypler a “tough Jersey guy, first of all.” He said that Wypler sent him videos of his workout in the WHAC the day after the season ended.
  • “I love that about him. He’s rugged.”
  • Studrawa praised another second-year lineman, Josh Fryar, who has apparently been spending time with the No. 1s. “His athleticism is what excited me in recruiting him. He’s a guy that’s got some grit. He’s got some toughness.”
  • He said that Paris Johnson is a student of the game and that he’s always looking to work, which helped his transition to guard from tackle. “He is a kid that’s very, very mentally tough. Without that first, he wouldn’t be able to make that transition.”
  • He said that he gave though to moving Thayer Munford or Nicholas Petit-Frere inside but ultimately decided against it. “They were two of the best tackles in the country last year. They proved it. They’re growing. They can help those guys inside.”
  • On those tackles, Studrawa said that both haven’t yet hit their peaks and that NPF specifically is working on his run blocking. “What we’ve got to do is we’ve got to make him an elite run blocker.”
  • Studrawa said that he “would assume he’s going to be one of the best five” of Miller and that he expects him to jump back in with the starters when he’s healthy.
  • Studrawa praised Dawand Jones’ commitment to improving and said that he’s “got his weight down to the best it’s been in a long time.”
  • He agreed with the idea that Matthew Jones is greatly improved and said that “Matt is a guy that’s always had the physical tools” but that he’s starting to put it all together.
  • He finished on a positive note for the whole room: “I’ve got a smart room. I’ve got smart guys.”
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