If they can celebrate The Answer in Philly, we can celebrate Spring with this great musical tribute that includes his most notorious catchphrase…
- Spring Has Sprung- Ohio State started spring practice on Tuesday, and will do so again on Thursday prior to the players taking off for Spring Break. There was a lot of media coverage, be sure to check out Josh Winslow’s photo gallery for all your “guys running around in helmets” needs.
- Injury Updates- Devan Bogard, Evan Spencer, and Chase Farris will be missing from practice this spring as they recover/rehab. James Clark and Braxton will also be limited- Brax has shoulder surgery this past week, but will still be running and participating in “mental drills” with every snap of the first team.
- Also banged up? Jeff Heuerman broke his nose in a weight room incident of sorts, Curtis Samuel missed work due to a hamstring issue, and Eli Apple was not participating for reasons that weren’t made clear.
- And Also- Coach Meyer had a procedure on Monday to deal with a cyst that was giving him headaches. From reports, it sounded as if it’s something he’s been aware of and treating for quite some time.
- Alas- It’s official: uber-Linebacker Mike Mitchell will not practice with the team this spring.
- Old Face, New Space- A couple of position changes to be aware of: Chase Farris and Joel Hale both leave Coach Johnson’s legions to bolster the offensive line, and Cam Burrows has been slid back from corner to safety.
- Deep, Man- The folks at the OZone grabbed these photos of Tuesday’s depth charts (offense and defense). The buzz at practice was Darron Lee’s move to the starting Will Linebacker- Coach Meyer in particular highlighted his ability to trigger to the ball and the work he’d put in over the off season.
- n00bs- Raekwon McMillan saw a lot of reps at middle linebacker today, and those in attendance said that the freshman absolutely looked the part.
- Speedsters- Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson turned heads with their jets, and Mike Thomas continues to impress. People also talked about Jeff Green, the Georgia Tech transfer- his size, hands, and speed will create problems for other teams this year. Troubled tight end Marcus Baugh also saw some significant action.
- Numerology- If you’re into that kind of thing, there were a couple of number swaps today. Dontre is back to wearing #2 (his high school number), while the #1 jersey goes to Johnny Dixon. Stephen Collier takes the mantle of #13 from Smooth Jazz, while Raekwon will be sporting #5. Curtis Samuel in #4, Mike Thomas in #3, and Marcelys Jones at #64 wrap up the new “it’s not the players, it’s the jersey” allocations for this season.
- Four Letter Network- They were in the house today, and if you haven’t boycotted them (as your humble correspondent has), you can check out some video hereabouts.
- Night Moves? Some speculation that Ohio State’s trip to East Lansing this season, an early November tilt, will be a prime time game… one of the first for the B1G in November.
- Floppy Haired President? I’m not sure what the rules are for non-American born student body presidents at Ohio State (kidding, it’s totally cool), but our favorite Italian seems to be gaining momentum at taking that position. Now supported by the Lantern (sort of), his campaign includes making Troy Smith very happy by bringing In-N-Out to Columbus. Check out the video here:
- Also Awesome? Mekka Don’s new release!!! Check it out on Amazon and iTunes!
- Well, Gee… Our favorite bow-tied former Buckeye (sorry Malcolm) was named the new president in Morgantown this week, after being the “interim” president for the past few months. Well wishes to Dr. Gee… and I think I’m not the only one who’d love to see you have one more tour of duty in Columbus.
- Ah, Jersey- Other than Springsteen and Tony Soprano, what has the Garden State ever really given America? You’ve got to think that the B1G is wondering that every week as the Rutgers financial situation becomes more and more clear. But “NYC TV Market!!!” and so forth.
- I Still Heart Rich Rod- Actor? Nope… but I love that he’s taking a shot:
Today’s my dad’s birthday. So, this is relevant (and may explain a few things):