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Ohio State’s offensive line has something to prove

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a six-part series of preview stories on the 2012 Ohio State football team.

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Junior Jack Mewhort is moving from guard to tackle this fall. A rare veteran on the Ohio State offensive line, Mewhort started all 13 games last season. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO | RICK REED)

There was no assistant coach and position group more criticized during the Jim Tressel era than Jim Bollman and his offensive line.

Perceived for years as an underachieving unit that did not utilize its talent, the offensive front is under the microscope this fall as Urban Meyer takes over the Ohio State program.

Bollman, who stayed on staff last year during Luke Fickell’s interim season at the helm, was not retained by Meyer.

Upon assessing his new team in the spring, it was obvious that Meyer was not pleased with the depth or talent at the position.

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