Highlights From Ohio State Fall Camp Practice No. 5

By August 8, 2018 (4:54 pm)Football, Garrett Stepien
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After Ohio State only opened fall camp Tuesday to the media, the Buckeyes went back to work Wednesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for their fifth practice — the first in full pads.

OSU continues to prepare for the 2018 season without head coach Urban Meyer, who is under investigation by the university, while the press remains closed out of camp until further notice.

BSB attended practice Tuesday with observations, photos and videos from the warm-up period and subsequent three sessions.

Despite the lack of access to Ohio State practice Wednesday, the program’s Twitter account released multiple clips from its latest workout.

From individual drills to the 11-on-11 period, which Buckeyes did what?

Start it up

With rain in the forecast, OSU initially started its morning practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on the indoor turf field. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, who is Ohio State’s acting head coach, led a circle drill between a pair of freshmen in H-back Jaelen Gill and cornerback Cameron Brown.

At least for what BSB was able to see Tuesday, Day spent practice with his position group. However, he took on Meyer’s role Wednesday in the middle of the circle drill.

In the trenches

When practice moved to the outdoor grass fields, individual drills evidently led to 1-on-1 battles between Buckeyes on both sides of the line.

OSU featured head-to-head matchups between fifth-year senior offensive lineman Demetrius Knox and junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, plus senior offensive tackle Isaiah Prince and junior defensive end Nick Bosa.

With the ones

Last but not least, Ohio State showed one play from its 11-on-11 period with a variation of starters and backups in first-team units for the offense and defense.

In the clip, redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell found sophomore tight end Luke Farrell for a deep strike up the seam against sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor.

Based on where they were during and after the play in the video, Buckeyes on both sides of the ball were scattered across the field.

Offense: Martell (quarterback), fifth-year senior Johnnie Dixon (wide receiver), fifth-year senior Parris Campbell (wide receiver), Farrell (tight end), sophomore Thayer Munford (left tackle), junior Michael Jordan (left guard), fifth-year senior Brady Taylor (center), fifth-year senior Demetrius Knox (right guard) and senior Isaiah Prince (right tackle).

Defense: Bosa (defensive end), junior Robert Landers (defensive tackle), Jones (defensive tackle), junior Jonathon Cooper (defensive end), fifth-year senior linebacker Dante Booker (linebacker), junior Damon Arnette (cornerback), sophomore Jeffrey Okudah (cornerback), Pryor (safety) and junior Jordan Fuller (safety).