Former LSU offensive coordinator and Maryland offensive line coach Greg Studrawa is set to join Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State as offensive line coach, sources confirmed to Eleven Warriors Thursday. FootballScoop first reported the news.
Sources also confirmed that Ed Warinner, Ohio State's offensive line coach the last four seasons, is to remain as offensive coordinator. He was promoted to that position last season after the departure of Tom Herman to the University of Houston.
Sources tell our Jeremy Birmingham tight ends coach Tim Hinton will move to an administrative role within the program, and Warinner will take over his spot as that position's coach. The move comes even though Meyer said Jan. 7 he didn't foresee any other changes to his staff.
The addition of Studrawa, likely means Warinner will remain in the press box to call plays under his new role as tight ends coach for 2016. Warinner was stationed there the final two games of the 2015 season, a result of Ohio State having a veteran offensive line. Meyer said last week he was still evaluating if Warinner would remain up top next season.
A native of Fostoria, Ohio, Studrawa was not retained by new Terrapin head coach D.J. Durkin, who was hired in early December. He came to College Park ahead of the 2014 season after spending seven years at LSU.
Studrawa is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and coached at his alma mater from 2001-06, the first two seasons under Meyer. He was an offensive line graduate assistant at Ohio State in 1997 under John Cooper.
An Ohio State spokesman did not immediately respond to request for comment on the reported staff transition.