The 2013 Football Season is Underway

By Kyle Rowland on August 4, 2013 at 10:07a
Freshmen: You have a long way to go.

A group of 21 freshmen are officially Ohio State Buckeyes. They trotted out to the practice fields at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center 8:45 a.m. Sunday morning to take part in drills directed by a cadre of coaches and support staff members.

Absent were Marcus Baugh, Donovan Munger and Cameron Johnston. Baugh is suspended indefinitely, Munger is expected to join the team when school starts and Johnston will be practicing with the returning players. After all, it’s challenging to punt without your long snapper.

Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Jeff Greene has officially joined the Buckeyes and will wear jersey No. 8.

The first-year players have grown familiar with strength coach Mickey Marotti over the summer – some would say too familiar – as he directed their offseason workout regimen. That hard work becomes worthwhile, though, when the 17- and 18-year-old stars of the future go head-to-head with grown men, as Meyer is wont to say.

Much has been said about Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall, Ezekiel Elliott and Corey Smith – a quartet of first-year skill players that brings back visions of David Boston, Michael Wiley and the 1996 freshman class. During the first 30 minutes of Sunday morning’s workout not much could be determined other than they have a significant burst of speed.

Wilson, Marshall and James Clark were returning punts.

Evan Lisle, Joey Bosa and Billy Price carry the physically imposing tag. All three already have the bodies of veteran college football players. 

Meyer gave a spirited speech to the first-year players with the theme being ‘you have a long way to go, don’t mess up early in your career and through hard work, you can be an all-time great at Ohio State.’

The Buckeyes’ upperclassmen will practice this afternoon.


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shocker45886's picture

Keep the updates coming please, I'll be checking for them all day...can't wait to see how things shape up for the season...Go Bucks

vitaminB's picture

Thanks for the update, Kyle.  One step closer to game day.

JohnBoy's picture

Urban is driven. He wants to be the guy to bring the title and football respect back to the B1G.

Thank you sir! May I have another?

rightfield's picture

Thanks for the update. The season cannot get here soon enough. This is going to be a special season.

Its good to be the king

SOF_Buckeye's picture

Understand Baugh and Johnston, but why is Munger not showing until school starts?

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

labuck's picture

Because he didnt qualify for school in time, I believe.

skid21's picture

Correct. He wasn't able to enroll for the summer due to needing a better ACT score. He will enroll for Fall semester and can begin working with the team then.

SOF_Buckeye's picture

Sounds like a possible red shirt scenario...

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

Phoenix824's picture

Can't say I quite understand that thought.   As a freshman soccer player (not as OSU) we showed up a couple of weeks before classes started for conditioning.    Why does not being enrolled for summer make a difference?    Can someone explain?

SGTBuckeye83's picture

I could be wrong but its fairly well known that UFM says Spring is for setting the depth chart and fall is to go win games. Obviously there is a little wiggle room but no spring and no fall could very well spell red-shirt.

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.

buckeye_heart's picture

So close I can taste the sweet sweet Buckeye victories.

BigMoosie's picture

Saw Vonn Bell was wearing #7.....thought he was supposed to be #6?

Kyle Rowland's picture

Ohio State just entered that into the online roster incorrectly. 

BigMoosie's picture

Dang it! I'd picked up a #6 game-worn jersey this past winter too. 

skid21's picture

Here is an article with some info and a couple videos. Sounds like Vrable has little tolerance for players who came in out of shape.
Ohio State opens preseason football camp with an Urban Meyer speech and a freshman practice

Kyle Rowland's picture

We have videos on our YouTube page. 

skid21's picture

Thanks Kyle. I didn't know about that page.

unknownmusketeer's picture

I really need to look at the bottom of the 11W webpage more often. I recently found that I can indirectly contribute to 11W through buying stuff at Amazon and now a whole YouTube section.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Yea I had no idea. I buy from Amazon frequently and it sucks to know I could have been donating to 11w this entire time. Oh well, if ya dont ya know...(c) Biggie

iamcbs's picture

I wasn't excited because of all of the Recruiting nonsense with the 'will he or won't he', but now that we're getting to actual football I'm starting to get that tingle!! Thanks CC for getting me 'Pumped' with your HOF Induction Speech!!

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion~Alexander the Great

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Anyone else forget about Jeff Greene. Just an extra wrinkle for this offense

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

SOF_Buckeye's picture

Definitely another possible weapon... I did notice he showed up wearing GT colored shirt...

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

Kyle Rowland's picture

Not eligible until next year. But, yes, he should be a good addition. 

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

He will be awarded a scholarship next year, correct?

hit_the_couch's picture

GIT has had some stud pro bowl receivers over the last few years: Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Stephen Hill (?). I hope this kid is another even though he's a Buckeye now

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

RBuck's picture

The 2013 Football Season is Underway


Long live the southend.

hit_the_couch's picture

Baugh can't practice cause his underage drinking thing?

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

rdubs's picture

He has to finish his team imposed requirements before he is back on the team.  Similar to Stoneburner, etc last year.

InHartWeTrust's picture

He better be busting ass to get through them all.  I am sure he is, the kid has got to be aching to get out there with everyone else.
Good lesson for him to learn early on, and an example has been set for the other incoming frosh.

ChazBuckeye's picture

Can you smell that? Its football in the air! Can t wait for the 31st

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

Hovenaut's picture

Man, have I been waiting for this.

tfox27's picture

Football withdrawel......

Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye....

TraptnMI's picture

I think I can smell it in the air. ALL RIGHTY THEN!

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

tdible2132's picture

Corey Smith will be a junior though correct? The article says true freshman but I know he's at least a sophomore

pjtobin's picture

Time has finally decided to be kind to us. And we begin our chase. Finally!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

FROMTHE18's picture

saw 247 has some pictures from camp today....anybody able to upload em on here for us freeloaders? 

EDUGOON's picture

Jeff Greene is 6'5!!!! and look's to have some ability. Could be a sleeper after his sit out year. So happy the season is here!!! #GOBUCKS

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

dubjayfootball90's picture

Here. We. Go.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Awesome!  Can't wait for some football!!