Moms know best, including, apparently the Ohio State football depth chart.
Branden Bowen’s mom, Natalie, tweeted Saturday afternoon that her son had won the battle to start at right guard.
“Proud Mom!” she tweeted. “Just received the call that Branden will be starting as the right guard for
The Ohio State!! So proud of your hard wor(k)!”
Proud Mom! Just received the call that Branden will be starting as the right guard for The Ohio State!! So proud of your hard word! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/r2ojNV5oR6— Natalie Bowen (@NatalieOSUmom) August 26, 2017
Natalie Bowen is the third Buckeye mom to declare on Twitter that her son was starting. Wide receiver Austin Mack’s mother and cornerback Damon Arnette’s mom did so on Friday.
Bowen was competing with Matt Burrell, Malcolm Pridgeon and Demetrius Knox for the starting right guard job. Bowen was not the favorite entering camp, partly because he was viewed more as a tackle. But the 6-foot-7, 312-poiund redshirt sophomore from Utah has apparently prevailed.
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Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer indicated on Monday that Bowen had the edge but there was no further word about the battle until Natalie Bowen tweeted.
Ohio State is expected to release its first depth chart on Monday, three days before the season opener at Indiana.