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: Alabama transfer Chad Lindsay set to arrive in June


As they get set to make another run at the Big Ten Championship Game in 2014, head coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes need to replace virtually every starter on the offensive line. They got a little bit of help in that department recently with the announcement that Alabama’s Chad Lindsay would be coming to Columbus after deciding to transfer out of Tuscaloosa.

Recently, Lindsay sent a written statement to ESPN expressing his love for Alabama.

“I will always be a proud graduate of the University of Alabama and I will always be appreciative to the coaching staff for the privilege of playing for the Crimson Tide,” Lindsay wrote in a statement to ESPN.com. “I was fortunate to have had great teammates and to have been a part of an incredible four-year run of success.

He then let it be known that he will be arriving on campus with the Buckeyes in just a little over a month to begin competing for a starting spot in one of the holes on that offensive line.

“And now I am looking forward to enrolling at The Ohio State University in June to play for the Buckeyes and to pursue a master’s degree.” Lindsay said. “My goals are to compete hard, to be a productive member of the team and to do whatever I can to help Ohio State win championships.”

Lindsay was a reserve for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide for a few seasons prior to landing a starting spot the middle of last season, although starting for the Buckeyes at the center spot should not be that difficult of a task. Both Jacoby Boren and Billy Price lack the experience, so Lindsay should have no issue being named the third offensive line starter by Meyer since spring practice ended.

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