Ohio State opened fall camp to the media Saturday on the outdoor turf fields at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where the Buckeyes hosted their final practice before the regular schedule commences.
Two weeks from the season opener Sept. 1 against Oregon State, which kicks off from Ohio Stadium at noon on ABC, how does OSU look as acting head coach Ryan Day remains in charge for now?
Right before the team shifted gears for its second scrimmage, Ohio State got after it on both sides of the ball as the Buckeyes started their 14th day of fall camp with warm-up stretches and three individual periods. In addition to photos and observations, BSB provides a first-hand look at how OSU ran those sessions with videos of various position drills.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Day watches as freshman Matthew Baldwin, sophomore Kory Curtis, redshirt freshman Tate Martell and sophomore Dwayne Haskins throw to their receivers.
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers
With running backs coach Tony Alford directly involved, Day observes as the quarterbacks and tailbacks work zone-read runs and speed pitches. Sophomore J.K. Dobbins, junior Mike Weber, freshman Master Teague and freshman Brian Snead are the featured running backs.
On the side of the same field, interim wide receivers coach Brian Hartline throws passes for his players in and out of their breaks as graduate assistant Keenan Bailey instructs the unit. Junior K.J. Hill, junior Binjimen Victor, senior C.J. Saunders, sophomore Jaylen Harris, fifth-year senior Johnnie Dixon, freshman Jaelen Gill, freshman Chris Olave, sophomore Garyn Prater, freshman L’Christian Smith, fifth-year senior Terry McLaurin, sophomore Demario McCall, freshman Sam Wiglusz and sophomore De’Shawn White run their routes in order.
Offensive line, tight ends and cornerbacks
Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa brings the juice as the apparent first- and second-team fronts shoot off the line of scrimmage.
Offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Kevin Wilson oversees the position on blocking drills.
Special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson runs drop-back drills with his players.