Sunday's Uplifting Athletes charity event provided a rare press opp with the Buckeyes hard at work on winter conditioning ahead of the start of spring ball next month.
The big news of the day was Pryor's comments on his knee surgery (the left knee, unlike the school's statement indicating it was the right knee), but The-Ozone's Brandon Castel dug out another nugget while speaking with cornerback Chimdi Chekwa:
“First thing coach Tress mentioned to us when we had our first meeting after winning the Rose Bowl was DBTH – “Don’t Believe the Hype,” senior cornerback Chimdi Chekwa said.
“Right now we’re getting a lot of hype and this is going to be a great season next year, but right now what we’re trying to do is just get back to the basics.”
No doubt a good approach for a season where expectations, especially for Pryor, will be off the charts.
Also significant was the news of Tyler Moeller back working out with the team. His presence on the field this fall is still TBD, but these are solid steps back.