- Austin Ward, College Football
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Storm Klein's weekend arrest for domestic violence and assault came with a stiffer penalty from coach Urban Meyer.
The spot that used to belong to Klein now has a new owner.
The program posted an updated two-deep on its website reflecting the roster as of Tuesday, and despite a handful of off-the-field issues impacting players expected to contribute to it, the changes were minimal.
Stoneburner remains the projected starter at tight end and Mewhort is listed first at left tackle -- the same positions they held before coach Urban Meyer stripped them off their scholarships for the summer after their misdemeanor arrests in early June.
Likewise, despite a cut tendon from stepping on a piece of glass with a bare foot that required surgery to repair, running back Jordan Hall has not been moved out of the starting spot in the backfield. The 10-week recovery period is expected to keep him out of the first two games of the season, which would likely give backup Carlos Hyde the workload early in the season.
But Klein's dismissal prompted a change in the reserve spot at middle linebacker, with redshirt freshman Connor Crowell sliding up to that spot behind Curtis Grant. Crowell is also listed as a possible backup at outside linebacker, bracketed with Luke Roberts behind starter Ryan Shazier.
Ohio State appears to be anticipating Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort returning to the team without a problem. Their spots on top of the Buckeyes depth chart are still waiting for both of them.