Injury Report- It’s no surprise to anyone who’s played or followed college football that this time of year is when people start getting dinged up. The body, no matter how well tuned, is not built for two a days and the amount of stress that those can bring- especially with the philosophy of “Make practice so hard that the games are easy”. As such, the Buckeye Walking Wounded are a significant number, but there are no serious injuries. John Simon missed today’s practice, but only as precautionary measures. Kyle Dodson, Ryan Shazier, and Michael Bennett were all limited today as well, while Zach Domicone continues to heal from his knee scope.
That Being Said- Jordan Hall was running today, and said the boot comes off tomorrow. Jacoby Boren is back at practice, and is the second string center at this point.
Snappy- As a former longsnapper, we loves us some Bryce Haynes here at tBBC. So, reports that his already fast delivery has improved the punt timing by around .2 of a second was yet another reason to consume a celebratory cupcake here in the office. To be fair, though… not much of an excuse was needed.
Weighty Matters- Adolphus Washington has moved inside to tackle, and is having a great camp- Hankins talks about how his presence will definitely improve the pass rush this season.
Star Light? The team is still trying to find who will fill the “Star” role in nickle defense- Christian Bryant may move down, although Corey Brown is also getting a look.
Stripes Stripped- Walkon linebacker Joe Burger lost his today, as did QB Cardale Jones.
Candles- Happy Belated Birthday to Archie Griffin.
Around The NCAA
Nice Digs- You think that the WHAC is awesome (it is) and that Oregon is extravagant (yup), check out Southern Cal’s new home (ht Conquest Chronicles):
Rumors- There may be more “news” for Penn State this week; whispers say that it might be released “new” information regarding the Sandusky situation, or that President Spanier’s defense team is set to rebut the Freeh Report findings. Or, it could be nothing… who knows?