Great game, great venue and it was just good to see the Scarlet and Gray back on the football field again this Saturday.
Granted, we didn’t really “learn” much in this practice with a scoreboard, but there were some things that stood out. We’ll continue to talk more about this in the coming days, but I’m excited about the pistol formation that we saw throughout the scrimmage… yet another angle to attack and destroy.
We all identified things that we were looking for- let’s see how our folks did. We’ll be using my elaborate and completely subjective scoring system which awards as follows: 2 points for a correct answer, 1 point for a partial, mockery for everything else.
Thanks again to our friend Josh Winslow for his great photo coverage!
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Chills were running down my spine as TBDBITL marched into St. John Arena on Friday night for our Celebration of Perfection. As I looked around at my Buckeye family decked out in their scarlet & gray while singing “Across the Field” at the top of their lungs, all I could think was, “I am so proud to be an Ohio State Buckeye.”
Because I am a member of Block “O,” I had the luxury of sitting in the first row behind the stage and therefore, had a great view of all the evening’s festivities. And lucky for us, Coach Meyer and the team walked right past us to get to their seats, giving us high-fives and smiling at us as we cheered.
It was in that moment, when the team was standing in front of us, when the entire arena was giving them a standing ovation, that I realized it really doesn’t get any better than this…being among my friends, cheering on this team once again, as we did for all 12 games this season. I love being a student here. Transferring to Ohio State was honestly the best decision I ever made. Getting to see this team go 12-0 this year will be something I will never forget. And celebrating their success tonight is also something I won’t forget.
Over the past couple of years, Ohio State football has sent Buckeye Nation on somewhat of a roller coaster of emotions, but Coach Meyer and this team, in particular, the seniors, have turned the tide, and it has been a pleasure to watch. Seeing them hoist their Leaders Division Championship trophy tonight was a great moment.
No, they didn’t get to go to the Big Ten Championship Game. No, they don’t get to go to a bowl. No, they don’t get the chance to play for a national championship. But you know what? It’s okay. They’re 12-0. They made the great state of Ohio proud. And as Coach Meyer says, this team will be remembered. They’ll be remembered in our minds as champions. As leaders. As legends.* And legends are forever.
It is truly a great day to be a Buckeye. 12-OH!
*no pun intended with the division names*
Another quick update on the state of Ohio State football, following media access on Monday. Huge thanks to our friend Josh Winslow for the photos!
Update 2: video of the event after the jump.
Update: some of Josh Winslow’s photos uploaded after the jump, with a link to his entire gallery.
Ohio State’s 2011 freshmen reported for fall camp this afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be on location to “cover” the event.
If you missed it earlier in the week, make sure to check out theOzone.net’s great coverage of Wednesday’s media introduction to the incoming freshman, who all gave a brief statement and answered a few questions.
Unfortunately, the biggest news from the check-in this afternoon was how brief it was. The players arrived all at once on a bus, meaning that the ‘event’ lasted about five minutes.
Tomorrow the upper classmen will arrive individually by car over a more extended period of time, so hopefully there will be some more to cover.
As it is, there are a few noteworthy things from today, so let’s get right to it:
Fall camp always seems to produce the juiciest news of the year and this year has been no different. For the next couple weeks I will be scouring the Buckeye-sphere for all the interesting tidbits to share.
So far there has been almost nothing but good news coming out of the WHAC. Obviously the loss of Duron Carter plus the confusion regarding TE Nic DiLillo’s situation stings a little, but everything else has been overwhelmingly positive thus far. Let’s take a look.
Well, maybe not “more”, but it’s interesting that Terrelle offered up this gem-
I want to leave a legacy here. That’s my goal. That’s why I’ll be here for four years.
Certainly, it’s unrealistic to think that he might change his mind should this season be a breakout for him, but it’s exciting nonetheless to hear that he’s thinking about things like “legacy”.
September can’t get here soon enough…
Today was open practice and media day for the 2010 edition of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Dispatch’s Ken Gordon has the updates from camp, including insights on some of the younger player seeing some action:
…it was more interesting to see who was filling up the second-team spots. That gives you a clue which players are emerging as key backups.
To that end, the second team offensive line was Marcus Hall at left tackle, Sam Longo at left guard, Corey Linsley at center, Jack Mewhort at right guard and Josh Kerr at right tackle.
The second-team defense went like this:
DE: Melvin Fellows, Solomon Thomas
DT: Garrett Goebel, Adam Bellamy
LB: Andrew Sweat, Dorian Bell, Storm Klein
CB: Travis Howard, Donnie Evege
S: Aaron Gant, C.J. Barnett
Following practice was media day- as always, Josh Winslow has the photos nailed down:
So great to see Tyler in the Scarlet and Gray again… what a difference a year makes.
I’m not really sure what’s happening here… although I’m pretty confident there’s some retracting going on.
TP seemed to have a good time- here’s the scoring connection:
And now, for this week’s caption contest- feel free to let us know in the captions what you think this is all about (remember, we’re a family website):
And finally, the team photo: