Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa missed game against Tulsa after back surgery

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa missed the Buckeyes’ 41-20 win over Tulsa last week while recovering from back surgery, but is expected to be with the team against Akron on Saturday, coach Ryan Day said during his weekly radio show on 97.1 The Fan.

Studrawa was out for a couple of weeks before returning to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center earlier this week ahead of preparation for the final non-conference game. He communicated with players remotely while he had been away from the team.

“That was kind of a hard time for him,” Day said. “But give him a lot of credit, his guys played hard in his absence.”

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive line coach Greg Studrawa works with players during football training camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

The Buckeyes’ offensive line paved the way for running back TreVeyon Henderson to rush for 277 yards in his first career start against the Golden Hurricane, breaking a single-game school freshman record held by Archie Griffin.

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The effort came despite left guard Thayer Munford leaving in the first quarter due to an injury. He was replaced by Matt Jones. Day has said only that Munford's injury is "not long-term."

“Now that we’re getting him back in the building again, I think we’re going to build even more chemistry,” Day said.

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Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.