COLUMBUS, Ohio – While most of the starting lineup was already set, the Ohio State football team made the picture clearer with the release of the first depth chart of the 2016 season Tuesday afternoon. The lineup was listed as "unofficial" by the team.
Junior quarterback J.T. Barrett leads a crop of just six returning starters on the two-deep, but the rest of the holes in the Buckeyes' lineup have been filled – for now. The depth chart includes walk-on kicker Tyler Durbin listed as the starter, which head coach Urban Meyer had announced Monday. Expected starter Sean Nuernberger has been dealing with an injury issue.
Notably missing from the depth chart is wide receiver Torrance Gibson, who has been suspended by the university for the fall semester stemming from a violation of the school's student code of conduct.
A few true freshmen were listed on the two-deep, including Michael Jordan, who is the starter at left guard. Freshmen Nick Bosa and Jonathon Cooper were both listed as backup defensive ends while Jordan Fuller was a backup safety, seemingly taking the place of junior Cam Burrows. Freshmen receivers Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor were listed as backups as well.
Ohio State's full depth chart can be seen below.