How will Ohio State adjust to Va Tech without Joey Bosa?


Land Grant Holy Land breaks it down for us:

It will not be easy to replace the 2014 consensus All-American's disruption and production, as Bosa totaled 55 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. But defensive line coach Larry Johnson will throw a couple of guys into a rotation against Virginia Tech.

Redshirt sophomore Tyquan Lewis, who had a monster spring, is slated to start across from Bosa, replacing the departed Steve Miller. Sophomore Jalyn Holmes, redshirt freshman Darius Slade and redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard will most likely be in a rotation, along with Lewis, at both defensive end positions.

Bosa's replacements will be young, yet very talented. All of them were highly ranked recruits coming out of high school and have done nothing but gain the respect and praise of Johnson, who has sent a number of defensive linemen to the NFL.

"Tyquan is having a great spring, really great spring," Johnson said to reporters back in April. "Jalyn is starting to be the player we think he can be. Sam's kinda out of nowhere, but really got a chance to be really dynamic also."

Look for Lewis and Holmes to start across from each other, on the first defensive snap of the season for the Buckeyes, while the most dominant defensive lineman in the country looks on from the sidelines.