Ohio State Fires Offensive Line Coach Greg Studrawa

By Dan Hope on January 6, 2022 at 12:07 pm
Greg Studrawa

Greg Studrawa is out after six seasons as Ohio State’s offensive line coach.

Ohio State confirmed Thursday, as first reported by Football Scoop, that Greg Studrawa would not be retained, putting the Buckeyes in the market for a new offensive line coach for the 2022 season.

Studrawa had been with the Buckeyes since 2016, when he replaced Ed Warinner as Ohio State’s offensive line coach. His contract, which paid him $700,000 for the 2021 season, was set to expire at the end of January.

Ohio State’s offensive lines were mostly successful during Studrawa’s six years as offensive line coach, in which he coached a pair of Rimington Trophy winners – Pat Elflein and Billy Price – as well as first-team All-Americans Wyatt Davis and Michael Jordan. However, he drew criticism for some high-profile misses on the recruiting trail.

His decision to move Thayer Munford and Paris Johnson Jr. to guard for the 2021 season also drew scrutiny, and his offensive line did not quite perform up to expectations as the Buckeyes struggled to run the ball in big games. As a result, Ohio State has decided to move in a new direction at the position.

According to Football Scoop, one potential candidate to replace Studrawa is UCLA offensive coordinator Justin Frye, who previously worked with Day at Temple and Boston College. Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson also has experience as an offensive line coach and has continued to help out with that unit at Ohio State, so it’s also possible his role could expand to more responsibilities with the offensive line.

Studrawa becomes the second member of Ohio State’s 2021 coaching staff who will not return in 2022, joining Matt Barnes, who was hired as Memphis’ defensive coordinator on Monday.

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