Ohio State will hire Justin Frye as the team's new offensive line coach, replacing Greg Studrawa, who was fired on Jan. 6 after six seasons with the program. The deal should be announced early this week, possibly as early as Monday, sources with knowledge of the situation told Bucknuts. Frye will likely have an additional title such as run game coordinator, Bucknuts has been told by multiple contacts.

Frye, 38, was previously the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at UCLA (2019-21) and also served as the Bruins' OL coach in 2018. As reported by Bucknuts last week, he was the focus of the coaching search by Ohio State head coach Ryan Day to replace Studrawa and the only name sources mentioned as a realistic candidate.

Frye has a strong connection to Day and is from the Midwest. Frye is from Elwood, Ind., and played college football at Indiana from 2002-06. In fact, his 45 starts at offensive tackle set a school record for most consecutive starts by an offensive lineman for the Hoosiers.