LEADING THE DAY: FRESHMEN, VETERANS HIT FIELD, PACE ENSHRINED IN HOF, PRYOR LIGHTS UP ‘SHOE
FRESHMEN, VETERANS HIT FIELD: At 8:25 AM freshmen hit the field for the first time at the Woody Hayes. Veterans take the field at 3:25. The first full team practice is tomorrow: who will make a good first camp impression? Eric Seger on the major adjustments freshmen will need to make with the start of camp. Tim May on the challenge Urban faces keeping a young team on track. Nicholas Piotrowicz on which players from the 2015 and 2016 recruiting classes will have most impact. One of camps’ fiercest competitions is for starting cornerback opposite Gareon Conley, Doug Lesmerises with a look at who has a leg up.
CALLING ALL FREAKS: In the closest thing to a catwalk all season, Ohio State players arrived in force yesterday to the team hotel at the Hyatt Place in Grandview and were greeted by assembled press. Ari Wasserman brings the check-in photo highlights. Winning the day was long-snapper Liam McCulluough who went meta with his t-shirt featuring a picture snapped of his check-in last year. FLASHBACK 2015: Braxton arrives with drone, Mike Weber dons ‘Imported from Detroit’ t-shirt, says ‘the pipeline is open.’
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ORLANDO PACE COMES HOME: Born in Sandusky, a star in Columbus, enshrined in Canton. Two-Time Ohio State All American, seven-time All Pro and legend of the pancake block Orlando Pace was inducted into the Hall of Fame last night. Watch his speech. Bill Bender on Pace’s storied career and how he was inspired to become a Buckeye by Warren, Ohio native Korey Stringer.
BROWNS TURN TO BUCKEYES TO SCORE TDS: Terrelle Pryor hulled in 75 and 5 yard touchdown receptions yesterday. It was his first return to the playing field in Ohio Stadium since he threw for two TDs in a 37-7 dismantling of a Denard Robinson led Michigan squad in 2010. Tony Gerdeman on Pryor’s return.
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Chad Peltier, Land Grant Holy Land – August 6
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Tony Gerdman, O-Zone – August 6
Ohio State Looking to Once Again Feature a Number of Early Enrollees for the 2017 Recruiting Class
Andrew Ellis, Eleven Warriors – August 6
Former sleeper recruit talking to Meyer, will visit Ohio State
Bill Kurelic, Bucknuts – August 6
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett
Austin Ward, ESPN – August 6
Tim May and Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch – August 6
Buckeye Talk podcast: Ohio State football camp preview, who brings the swagger to move-in day?
Bill Landis, Doug Lesmerises, Ari Wasserman – Plain Dealer – August 3
Eleven Dubcast: Fall Camp Preview and Adam Jacobi on Iowa and the Big Ten West
Johnny Ginter, Eleven Warriors – August 5
Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting is on fire, but how big could their class get?
Matt Brown, Land Grant Holy Land – August 5