The depth on Ohio State's rebuilt defensive line took a hit Wednesday when coach Urban Meyer announced that backup tackle Tommy Schutt had a broken foot and likely would be out "until midseason."
Ohio State has an all-new starting defensive line and Schutt (6 feet 1, 299 pounds), a sophomore, was a backup at both tackle spots.
The Buckeyes' starting tackles are juniors Michael Bennett (6-3, 285), who coaches say had an excellent camp, and Joel Hale (6-4, 310).
Schutt could be in line to return for the Oct. 19 game against Iowa; it seems unlikely he could return for the Oct. 5 game against Northwestern. The Buckeyes are off Oct. 12.
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