Ohio State Football: 2013 Spring Game Open Thread

By 11W Staff on April 13, 2013 at 12:45p
145 Comments
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If you're not able to catch the spring game live and are waiting for the 7 p.m. BTN tape-delay, be warned: There be spoilers in this thread.

For those of you on Twitter, @KyleRowland is in the press box and will be providing color commentary.

Go Bucks!

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Lincoln's picture

Instead of being 12 minutes away watching, drinking cold beverages, and soaking in some spring football, I will be coaching my 5 year olds soccer game. WTH has happened to me

buckeyedude's picture

The Buckeyes will always be there. Your kids are only kids for a little while. You're doing the right thing.

 
 

SilverBulletNYC's picture

A down vote....really?

The South will NOT rise again!

CC's picture

They don't have kids yet.

zenshade's picture

Probably an accident.  It's not easy to hit the up arrow on small mobile screens.

bucknut3011's picture

I'm there with you, brother.  Had my son's baseball all afternoon today.  What makes it better... he remembered its the Spring Game, and wants to go. :)  That will last a lifetime.

Idaho Helga's picture

Go Bucks! Beat...oh, wait.
Geeze September seems like a long time from now.
 

OSUStu's picture

BTN2Go is not supported by UVerse or Comcast?  Two of the top five cable providers... just super.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

shadybuck's picture

yea i have u-verse, i called my dad who has time warner a little bit ago to see if he was streaming it and he is working today, so im SOL unless there is like a ustream of it from someone, that is going to be my last ditch effort

Danify's picture

What you could do is ask your dad about his "information" user name and password after selecting Time Warner. It's an way around it, but it should work.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I'm using Time Warner but it won't let me enter my login in information. Did you get to page that lets you enter your login info?

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Danify's picture

Yeah it asked for login information and I registered with my Time Warner (account) information and gave me choices of games to watch.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I got it, stupid firewall

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

d1145fresh's picture

Does anyone know of another link to watch the game not that is not BTN2go? 

shadybuck's picture

thats what im lookin for right now

KBonay's picture

I have BTN2go on and nothing. Just a blue screen

SweetBabyJames's picture

im thinkin around 1:05 they will pick up the coverage....hopefully

KBonay's picture

TSUN's is on. But not Bucks. At least yet. 

Idaho Helga's picture

971thefan.com   You have to set up an account if you don't have one but it's free. 

RadValtar's picture

Twitter is saying they are doing the circle drills right now so maybe they are waiting until the game starts?

Idaho Helga's picture

Keels and Lashea blathering about nothing...who is in the circle drills? I hear the crowd yelling in the background.

Kurt's picture

I'm still staring at BTN2GO blue screen....ridiculous.  Anyone else?

grcunning's picture

Same here, just the blue screen with the clock
 

KBonay's picture

1:11:11 and still a blue screen. 

KBonay's picture

.....and Michigan still sucks. 

Jason Priestas's picture

The official start time has been pushed back to 1:20pm. Could be the reason some of you are seeing a blue screen on BTN2GO.

RadValtar's picture

Well this probably explains it

KBonay's picture

11W....ALWAYS in the know. 

awwwwwwop's picture

You would think that if we are gonna be the nerdiest major conference we could at least hire somebody to make the damn website functional. still a blue screen 1:13

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

Idaho Helga's picture

The electrical staff at the New Orleans Super Dome is in charge.  Luckily, it's a day game.

gwright78's picture

When I click on Watch Live, it launches a window that says DRAG A GAME FROM THE SCORE STRIP INTO THIS AREA.
WTF
If anyone figures this out, let me know.

wside buck's picture

same thing happened to me. i just kept reloading the page until it finally went to the right screen

awwwwwwop's picture

might be an issue with an ad blocker.  I had to use internet explorer because Adblock on Mozilla was messing it up.

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

OHBuckInCA's picture

Phew. Finally came up.

"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes

gwright78's picture

Can you tell me how you got it to work? I'm still stuck.

Junior Samples's picture

Find a list of all the games. Then click watch live beside the Buckeye Spring game. It's working now.

BearcatBuckeye's picture

For those having problems with BTN2GO or for those who don't have it, here's a free stream:
www.twitch.tv/bicranium
It's a lags a little at times, but it's better than nothing. Enjoy!

OHBuckInCA's picture

Nice find. Thanks!

"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes

Becool12's picture

Mine isn't showing up. I'm about to try again
 

BearcatBuckeye's picture

It appears to be a problem on BTN's side and not the stream site's.

Becool12's picture

Got it. Thanks a lot man

willshire58's picture

This man deserves all of the upvotes!

UrbzRenewal's picture

This stream is awesome!

grcunning's picture

Anyone know how to get rid of the banner on top of the screen with all the games? it takes up a third of the screen

OHBuckInCA's picture

On the bottom bar, hit the "games" button. Should get rid of the score bar.

"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes

grcunning's picture

I tried to restart btn2go and now I'm back to the blue screen with the clock. You would think that with the amount of money BTN makes they could make this work a little better.
I guess I'm going to watch Tiger's round and then catch the spring game at 7

Becool12's picture

Has anyone found a video stream for people with Comcast?
 

BUCKtuckian's picture

Beer and football ftw at Paul Brown!!

People are saying that I'm an alcoholic, and that's not true, because I only drink when I work, and I'm a workaholic.
Ron White

Junior Samples's picture

The app is horrible. Never did get it to work on my Ipad. Finally got it on the desktop.

Buckeye06's picture

Is everyone back to a blue screen?

shadybuck's picture

national anthem going on now

shadybuck's picture

TSUN game coverage started

KBonay's picture

Yep. Blue & Clock for me. Again. 

Junior Samples's picture

It wouldn't be the first time we blew something up.

KBonay's picture

Looks like a great crowd. Nice job Cincy!

KBonay's picture

Looked like Perkins came up holding his arm after that tackle. 

KBonay's picture

Drew has $ on Scarlet

UrbzRenewal's picture

Here you go guys: http://www.twitch.tv/bicranium, just hit continue anyway.

Idaho Helga's picture

HEy thanks!!  ANd this looks like it's not virus infected like justintv, etc.
 

Nick's picture

Twitch is owned by Jtv lol :)

DallasTheologian's picture

Spence going all Beast Mode!!!

JYBUCKEYE's picture

This sucks why can't BTN do some regional coverages. Show me my buckeyes. I'm watching Oklahoma's spring game geesh. 

KBonay's picture

Spence&Washington. That combo will be repeated a lot this season. 

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Wow Spence and Washington looks like killers.  Spence is so fast, I'm impressed.

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Is that 2 sacks in 6 drop-backs for Spence and Washington?
 

wside buck's picture

Spence and Washington are going to do work this year.

BSTP DeCon's picture

For those that have the B1G Network, they will be showing the Spring Game at 1900. 

bedheadjc's picture

Worries: I have yet to see Braxton's "improved mechanics"...looks like more of the same.
Positives: Dline looks great.

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Also continuing to hold the ball too long.  Tough to tell if WRs are getting open or not.

KBonay's picture

Well, you have taken the run element out, so easier for D to defend the pass. 

KBonay's picture

Still not a fan of that punt formation. 

Becool12's picture

Spence and Washington are monsters. My goodness
 

BME_Buckeye's picture

I can't tell if our DL is this good or our OL that bad. Right tackle still has me concerned. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

dbit's picture

David Perkins in the right place twice now, but can't seem to tackle.  Got dragged by Blake Thomas and then bounced off of Warren Ball in the backfield.

Becool12's picture

And its great seeing Grant in on some plays. Just the fact that he is there is enough to make me happy. 

tussey's picture

i was impressed by that run by Ball right at the end of the 1st quarter

millertime2011's picture

Not too worried about the 5 sacks on braxton. As people have said, much easier to defend the pass when you know the QB (especially one like Miller) can't really run. Also, some of those sacks wouldn't have happened as is if he was able to take off. Right tackle looks shaky, but at the same time the D-line, spence and diesel in particular, look great.

Idaho Helga's picture

Guiton finding open man quicker than Brax so far.
 

Buckeye06's picture

Blake Thomas for the T. Wash award?

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

I'm actually surprised Guiton never left the team to start elsewhere a la Cam Newton.  I think he's starting quality in college football.  I really like him, it's a luxury to have him as a backup.

DallasTheologian's picture

Blake Thomas vying for the Childress/TWash/Thomas Award.

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

What was that o-line/d-line play on that snap?  That looked like a pro-bowl play. 

Idaho Helga's picture

was he bitchin' at the ref??LOL

DallasTheologian's picture

Griffen looks a little bigger this year.

KBonay's picture

Kenny G looks smooth & comfy 

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Ball is coming out perfectly on-time.

Powers's picture

This game is going by too fast

Becool12's picture

Mike Thomas is having another great game. I guess he's Guiton's favorite also

FROMTHE18's picture

is Basil kicking like garbage today?

Idaho Helga's picture

Those are pretty long fg's

KBonay's picture

Dude, it's 54 yards. And those snaps were less than desirable. 

AJW_16's picture

Anybody else bugged by the fact that Mason says "A-hi-ya State"?

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

BME_Buckeye's picture

OMG, its so annoying. Every time he says Ah-hi-ya state have a drink! Its O-hi-O State!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

AJW_16's picture

The Glen Mason drinking game...yes.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Idaho Helga's picture

had a guy right up the middle,didn't get him
 

Becool12's picture

How many sacks for Diesel and Spence? I'm up to like 6 or 7
 

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Spence and Washington with back-to-back sacks.  Let's hope we see a lot of that in the fall
 

Idaho Helga's picture

That's a TD against most defenses. Nice throw

lljjgg's picture

DL line that good, or OL that bad? haha. That's the one confusing element you often see in Spring games. 

Buckeye06's picture

Well we know the O-line is pretty good

Idaho Helga's picture

LIking the look of the db's.

LadyBuck's picture

Well then, I'm at work and can't actually watch what's happening, and then I have dinner with my brother at 6:30. Is it going to be on later, say, around 2, 3 in the morning?

lljjgg's picture

Checked out their schedule for you real quick. 

It's re-airing at 12:30AM tonight (so just after midnight). 

LadyBuck's picture

Awesome! Thanks for telling me.

Oyster's picture

That's gonna be a long dinner!

LadyBuck's picture

You're telling me...

D-Day0043's picture

Offense pretty much looks the same as last year. I know it's the Spring Game, but I don't see any creativity. I am not too impressed with Tom Herman.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

KBonay's picture

One: It's a spring game. You won't see 'creative' offense. They have only had a couple weeks of practice. Basic formations. 
Two: it's 90% pass without a running QB. Look at all the db's out there. 

D-Day0043's picture

I know it's the spring game, because I mentioned that above. I know it's 90% passing because that is what they need to work on. We already know they can run the ball.
Herman said they already had the basics down (almost all of the starters have been in the system for a year) and they were teaching the "finer points" of the offense. What a better time to work on those "finer points," motions, and formations than in live scrimmage? Miller doesn't look too impressive throwing the ball in their "basic" offense. He is still holding on to the ball too long and looks indecisive making his reads. 

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Idaho Helga's picture

Brax looked pissed before that last snap

Poison nuts's picture

After several hours getting it set - finally on BTN2Go....psyched!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Buckeye06's picture

Don't we have 9 starters back on offense?  No Fragel or Stoney...I think the rest are back

Idaho Helga's picture

Brax robbed of a Td. LOL

Idaho Helga's picture

This is very fun to watch but when you consider who's NOT playing and how this is broken into 2 squads its hard to gauge. 
Guiton looks really good, the defensive backs all look good, Brax is looking better.  I am nervous about the kicking game because if he gets hurt....*must*blot*from*mind*
 

RBuck's picture

Advantage D-line because they don't have to respect the run.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

AJW_16's picture

...and that why Kenny is not a receiver...

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

buckeyedude's picture

Just got off work. Went through A2 on the way home and it was snowing off and on! It looks sunny and warm in Cincy!

 
 

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Spence looks good rushing the passer but he sure does get up-field a lot and out of his lane to keep contain.  With all the dual-threat QBs in college football we'll need to see if his pass rush ability has a Jekel/Hyde effect.  I hope he can keep that pass rushing talent in control so guys don't just step up and away from him.

AJW_16's picture

Second double pass of the day...mayhaps we will see more of that in the fall?

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Idaho Helga's picture

A-Hi-ya. Slurp!  (BUt I really like Mason actually.)

AJW_16's picture

I would have alcohol poisoning if I decided to play the Glen Mason drinking game this afternoon.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

FROMTHE18's picture

be nice to see some intensity but it is the Spring Game so have to take it for what it is...braxton looks confident out there and Ball looks huge, hope he gets some carries this year

FROMTHE18's picture

wow Manziel's stats, bit further ahead of Brax last year than i thought

OSUinFl's picture

How big is the crowd?

Hovenaut's picture

Listening on The Fan.....they just announced over 37k.

Didn't get the exact number, sorry, my two year old fighting his nap......

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

wibuckeye's picture

Cardale is a very good quarterback.  I think he could be a starter at one of other B1G schools.

WIBUCKEYE

lljjgg's picture

Heard the UM game was over around 45 mins ago. Wonder how BTN is going to stretch that to fill the 2 hour time slot? haha. Maybe do a 45 min segment on Hoke's favorite places to eat in A2. 

sharks's picture

Cardale has all the physical attributes, and he has made a bunch of really nice throws- the one Fields dropped was gorgeous- but not sure he has it all between the ears yet.
Curtis Grant has been impressive- he's laid the lumber a couple of times.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

OSUinFl's picture

I saw a picture of Decker on Btn web site. That lineman is a big man.

Hovenaut's picture

Hearing Kevin Niehoff's name a few times, and now with an INT.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

darbnurb's picture

How many yards did Brutus get today?  

DefendOhio's picture

37,000 in attendance? Thanks for nothing Cintucky. 

buckeyenut10's picture

Looking at your recent comment history...Did Cincy piss in your cheerios? My goodness man.

D-Day0043's picture

Many schools can't get 37,000 people to attend a regular game, let alone a scrimmage. Paul Brown Stadium only seats 65,000 anyway. Cincinnati is not Columbus where the Buckeyes are the only gig in town. Unless you count the Blue Jackets, but who cares about hockey?

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buckeyenut10's picture

Our OLine seems fine.
 
Our DLine looks to be living up to the hype, holy crap.

AJW_16's picture

Loved Adolphus today. Dude is set for a breakout year.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

slovak71's picture

Didn't get a chance to watch, but who were the punters? Or did they even do that?

AJW_16's picture

I only saw Basil (though I didn't see the entire game). Seemed to do ok. Still had the funky punt formation from last year that lead to a fair number of blocks.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you."