If you live out of state, like myself, or are otherwise unable to attend the spring game in person, you had hoped to be able to turn to the BTN's website for a live telecast of the event. And then your hope turned to frustration when you realized the network was hosting the game on a Commodore 64 in the basement of their Park Ridge operations.
If you do manage to get the game up in your browser, here are the rosters to help you follow the action:
|WR||Brian Hartline, Ray Small, Jake Stoneburner||Dane Sanzenbacher, Taurian Washington, Devon Torrence, Grant Schwartz|
|TE||Rory Nicol, Brandon Smith||Jake Ballard, J.D. Larson|
|OT||Alex Boone, J.B. Shugarts||Bryant Browning, Andrew Miller|
|OG||Connor Smith, Evan Blankenship||Zach Slagle, Chris Malone, Kyle Mitchum|
|C||Jim Cordle||Andrew Moses, Scott Sika|
|QB||Todd Boeckman, Antonio Henton||Joe Bauserman, Antonio Henton|
|FB||Curtis Terry, Austin Spitler||Spencer Smith|
|RB||Boom Herron||Maurice Wells, Brandon Saine|
|DE||Thad Gibson||Solomon Thomas|
|DT||Nader Abdallah||Todd Denlinger|
|DT||Doug Worthington, Dexter Larimore||Bryan Gray|
|DE||Cameron Heyward, Mark Ingham||Lawrence Wilson, Mark Johnson|
|WLB||Brian Rolle, Jermale Hines||Tyler Moeller|
|MLB||James Laurinaitis, Austin Spitler||Etienne Sabino|
|SLB||Curtis Terry||Marcus Freeman, Ross Homan, Andrew Sweat|
|CB||Chimdi Chekwa, James Scott||Malcolm Jenkins, Andre Amos, Donald Washington|
|S||Anderson Russell, Nate Oliver, Eugene Clifford||Kurt Coleman, Nick Patterson, Aaron Grant, Rocco Pentello|
With so many players out (Beanie, Robo, Rehring, Person) and the funky format, it won't necessarily be a great game to watch, but from the perspective of seeing who's looking hot, the game can be a goldmine.
The Vest mentioned that the troubled three should see action, although "not as much as they would like". The Buckeyes are hosting a ton of recruits, including LiC. For a pretty good breakdown on who's coming and what it may mean, head over to Our Honor Defend.
If you are at the game, let's hope the weather cooperates. Right about now, it doesn't look like it's going to. That is, if "definite light rain showers" means the same thing to you as it does to me.