Jay LaPrete-US PRESSWIRE (H/T FS Ohio)
Today was the first official practice for the Buckeyes under Urban Meyer. You can get some great coverage here, here, here and here. For those of you looking for a cliff notes version, here ya go (also an interview with Meyer from ESPN at bottom):

*The offensive line configuration is a little different than many would expect. The first team line looks like this: Jack Mewhort at left tackle, Andrew Norwell at left guard, Corey Linsley at center, Marcus Hall at right guard and Reid Fragel at right tackle.

*Philly Brown was running with the second team wideouts surprisingly. Devin Smith, Chris Fields and Evan Spencer comprised the first team.

*Curtis Grant was the first team middle linebacker today, which should make a lot of people happy. Joining him were Etienne Sabino and Ryan Shazier.

*Meyer had good comments to say about both Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton saying that they can definitely throw the ball.

*There was lots of buzz around the tempo of the practice. It was much faster than practices during the Tressel era, and yet Meyer made it clear he wants it to still improve.

*Big quote from Meyer after the practice - "We're in a sprint (to find the playmakers). We're in a journey for the other stuff. We have to develop depth at offensive line. If you don't have it, you don't have it. You have to go recruit it. The immediacy is installation of the offense and identifying guys who can take the ball and do something with it."



03/29/2012 05:24

Nice cliff notes and video, thanks. Two things from the video; soooo glad that Urban is at Ohio State; the video-ending clips of UM scoring are blood-boiling locker room material.

03/29/2012 18:12

Agree Ken about the UM game, especially the classless way their people acted at the end with the "Grenade" throwing incident. As Zach Boren said after that game, it makes you lose respect for UM's players and coaches to see them make a mockery of the rivalry in such a manner. Act like you've been there before even if you haven't.

07/01/2013 03:21

the team has been doing great under the supervision of the new coach . they have been performing really well in almost all the games that was held in the recent times. the read was really good and i liked reading them. great job and good read of r me.

03/29/2012 08:45

In case you want to see a ton of pictures, check out what Josh Winslow put up...



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