By Matt McCoy
Urban Meyer's number one concern coming out of spring football was the offensive line. He appears to be getting some help.
CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler was the first to report Tuesday that Alabama offensive lineman Chad Lindsay is planning to transfer to Ohio State. Lindsay is 6'2 and 300 pounds. He's played for Alabama for three seasons, mostly as a back-up but moved into the line rotation last season and even started four games at center.
Lindsay has one year of college football left. He is graduating from Alabama so he will be eligible to play at Ohio State immediately.
"Bringing in anyone who has game experience, in particular in the SEC which is a tough conference, is a good thing," 610 WTVN and Big Ten Network analyst Stan Jackson said. "Does that guarantee that he's going to be (Ohio State's) starter?...No...But what that does guarantee is competition at that position and that's a good thing for Ohio State."
If that position is center, Lindsay would most likely battle sophomore Jacoby Boren for the starting job. Lindsay's transfer has not yet been officially announced by Ohio State as final details are being worked out.
To listen to Stan Jackson's comments on Lindsay's addition click here:
More Prime Time For The Buckeyes
Up until last year, Ohio State had never played more than one home night game in any season. This year they've got three.
The Big Ten Network has picked up Ohio State's September 27 game with Cincinnati and will carry it starting at 6 P.M. Last week, ABC/ESPN announced that the Ohio State home games against Virginia Tech September 6 and Illinois November 1 would kickoff at 8 P.M.
"I think Urban Meyer understands the marketing aspect of your program," Jackson said. "It's not just winning all of your games, but it's marketing the program so that more people get to see them."
Overall, Ohio State has four night games on the regular season schedule as the October 25 game at Penn State will also be played under the lights. There are multiple reports that the November 8 showdown with Ohio State at Michigan State could eventually be moved to primetime as well.