Ohio State has unanswered questions on its offensive line, but it got some instant help in the form of former Alabama center Chad Lindsay, according to Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports. Lindsay texted "It's done. Go Buckeyes!" to CBS Sports on Tuesday.
The news was later confirmed by multiple sources. Michigan was in the hunt for the Crimson Tide lineman, as was Cal, Oklahoma and Louisville.
Lindsay, who graduated from Alabama and is eligible to play right away, should be a big boost to the young Ohio State line. He started four games for the Crimson Tide last season.
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Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer mentioned that the offensive line "had a lot of work to do" after the team's spring game on April 12, as both the Scarlet and Gray offenses struggled with key players like quarterback Braxton Miller and running back Dontre Wilson out. Only Pat Elflein and Taylor Decker have earned their spots so far on the line, and the rest is "wide open," according to Meyer.
"Offensive line, we've got to really go from here," Meyer said after the spring game. "I saw Jamarco Jones, Demetrius Knox is coming in, Brady Taylor. Those are three bodies that are going to be coming in in June, and I look them right in the eye and said, 'You're not redshirting; you're playing.' And that's hard for an offensive lineman, so that's an area that we have got to get back to where we, maybe not where we were, but close."
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