COLUMBUS: The standard has been set, and the bar is high.
The past two years, Ohio State’s offensive line has been the foundation of the team’s success. Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley, Andrew Norwell and Marcus Hall are now gone, off to pursue their NFL dreams.
For all the questions about the pass defense and Carlos Hyde’s successor at running back, the key to Ohio State’s 2014 fortunes might rest most of all with how well those four linemen are replaced.
“We’re not really worried about who we lost,” sophomore Pat Elflein said. “We’re just worried about who we’ve got now. We’re just focused on getting better every day.
“We definitely have some big shoes to fill, but we’re capable of it.”
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