Sep 15, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Austin Shepherd (79) - Ryan Kelly (70) - Chad Lindsay (78) and Kellen Williams (63) during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama defeated Arkansas 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Chad Lindsay transfers from Alabama to Buckeyes


The Ohio State Buckeyes may have found their starting center with the news that former Alabama Crimson Tide center Chad Lindsay is transferring to Ohio State as reported by CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler.

Lindsay started four games for Alabama last season and is eligible to play immediately because he has already graduated and is taking of “The Russell Wilson rule” that allows graduated players to graduate to pursue a graduate degree that is not currently offered at their current institution.

Lindsay also visited the Michigan Wolverines, Louisville Cardinals, California Bears and Oklahoma Sooners in recent weeks as he looked for the best place to play his final year of college football.

Ohio State must replace four starters on its offensive line, including All-American tackle Jack Mewhort, and Lindsay will compete with junior center Jacoby Boren the early favorite and redshirt freshman Billy Price closing the gap in spring practice.

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  • Jordan Blizzard

    Don’t let the door hit you loser. I know Alabama slipped up and got cocky in the sugar bowl. But Ohio state vs Alabama would go about the same way the title game against Notre Dame

    • mediumsizedrob

      Damn that’s cold Blizzard!

    • David

      He played 4 years at Alabama and just because he wants to continue his education it makes him a loser? You should research about this transfer option before you open your mouth on topics you have no idea about.

    • djbillyd

      What are you talking about? Do YOU even know? Wow…, that’s what the other folks are talking about when they flame Bama fans. I knew that some of you existed, I just hoped you’d try to learn better.

    • Wormy Dog

      Please Blizzard, tell it to the kids face and watch the space between your front teeth widen even more. Otherwise, shut your pie hole and try to at least graduate from something…ROLL TIDE moron

    • Segin

      This guy is either ignorant or a poser as a fan.

  • terrible

    Wish the kid luck. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with what he’s doing. He earned his degree at Alabama; something a lot of players never do and he wants to play 1 more year of college football. Good for him. That being said, he only started 4 games in 4 years at Alabama and the reason he started those 4 games was because their starting center got hurt. So it isn’t like Ohio State just signed an All-American who will ever play on Sundays. As a Wolverine fan, I am happy with our youth on the line. Let them gel. They will be much better this year than last.

  • Noseknows

    Great timing, we need an experienced lineman. After the QB the center could be the most important person on offense. O-H! 42-41!
    Ignore blizzard.

    • djbillyd

      You got a pretty good one…

  • Inflames

    Kid couldnt turn down the cars and tats…cant blame him.

  • djbillyd

    Good for him…

  • Brian

    He couldn’t get into Michigan, he wasn’t smart enough. Plus this is too
    much hype for a 4 yr pine rider.

    • Brian

      I was being serious, he didnt pass the entrance exam. So… he went to o$u

      #Stayclassycbus

  • michael10sley

    Good for Chad. Too bad he has to be around Urban Meyer. Hope he doesn’t corrupt the kid.
    I too am a Wolverine and Spartan fan besides my favorite, Alabama. It gave me great pleasure to watch Michigan State put it to Ohio State in the championship game. I’ll never forget the look on Meyer’s face when he knew he was going to lose.

    • Wormy Dog

      Urban Meyer, ugh.

  • Segin

    Our starting center got hurt at one point last season and when Chad came in, it seemed (from the outside looking in) that communication got better and the overall performance of the entire o-line got better. They put the starter back in when he was able to play, I’m sure there is a reason, but Chad did very well regardless. Your getting a good player, I’d say.