Photos: Ohio State's First Spring Practice

By Walt Keys on March 4, 2014 at 6:02p
58 Comments

Earlier today. the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes took to the practice field for the first time this spring. I was on hand with my trusty camera to snap some photos.

You can view the whole set above in our new mobile-friendly gallery.

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BuckChoi's picture

FOOTBALL IS BACK!  I'M NOT EXCITED OR ANYTHING!

+3 HS
Killer nuts's picture

I know what the black stripe is all about but why do some helmets get the red stripe and others get no stripe? Offense/defense? Seniors?

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BuckChoi's picture

It looks like its for seniors.  Curtis Grant had one on

 

Edit:  jk i have no idea.  i saw that EzE had one on too

TheBadOwl's picture

Haven't looked through the photos yet, but when I was at the open spring practice two years ago, running backs and QB's had full stripes on their helmets FWIW. Maybe MLB's do too?

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Walt Keys's picture

My guess, and it's just a guess. The guys with the full stripe are using the same helmet as last year, and guys without have new helmets and they haven't put the full stripe on yet.

Doc's picture

Do you think Urban would remove a black stripe in spring ball?  Discuss

"Say my name."

bethesdabuck's picture

Thanks for these. My word Johnnie Dixon is a grown ass man. And to think he's still the age of a senior in HS. Curtis Samuel has some beef, too, and Dontre Wilson has put some on.

One question: who is #93?

ab1993's picture

Jamal Marcus?

Edit: not Jamal Marcus, Tracy Sprinkle

bethesdabuck's picture

Marcus is #34 and a little smaller. I think it is Tracey Sprinkle. Looks big. 

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bethesdabuck's picture

Anyone notice Ryan Shazier's gut? That must be where he put that weight that the NFL scouts were impressed with. For him to put up those numbers while beefing up is quite impressive. 

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One Bad Buckeye's picture

No way thats his gut.....there is no way he's getting any kind of sick vertical with a gut like that.....it's gotta be a weight vest of some kind. 

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

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bethesdabuck's picture

Ok, but we all see it. What's a "weight vest" and what other explanations could you have?

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One Bad Buckeye's picture

Ok, but we all see it

Thank you for pointing out something I couldn't notice on my own. I was just making conversation, no need to be a jack ass my friend.  

This is a weight vest, Google is a very powerful tool.  I have no other explanation....I wasn't aware one was owed to thee your worship.  

I've met RDS, he was carved out of wood.  All I'm saying is, there's no way anyone could skyrocket to a 42" vertical leap with a michelin tire around their waist and that it has to be a workout vest.  I'm not really sure how else to break down my previous comment.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

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bethesdabuck's picture

"One Bad Buckeye": You read a lot of jackassery that I can assure you is not there. Just straight talk and questions. Let us not get upset. 

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216ToThe614's picture

Pretty sure thats just the back of his shirt hanging down. There's no way he has a 'gut' and is going to be a 1st/2nd round pick, sorry.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

buckeyeEddie27's picture

It has to be the angle.  RDS is not the type to sit around and grow a power gut before the draft of all things.  Fat Eddie Lacy picture or not, that man is in peak form friends.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Chris Carter looking agile. 

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nburns18's picture

Chris Carter looks exactly like Kimbo Slice

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

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bigDbuck's picture

Love the pics, thanks. Only thing that would make it better would be who the players are by name. 

Walt Keys's picture

If you click the little 'i' in the upper-left corner, you should see a caption

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

UFM looks like he's ready to tee off at the one in a couple of minutes... Or I have warm weather and golf on the brain. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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tGW's picture

The road to 15-OH begins. I. Hope.

"Have a nice trip...Michaelllll."

boojtastic's picture

i might be the only one, but i think the black stripe looks pretty damn sweet

Patriot4098's picture

Don't know that 'mobile friendly' is the wording I would use.  Site still looks cool though.   There's just not much that's mobile friendly about it. 

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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Jason Priestas's picture

It's a photo gallery that's responsive. You can literally use it on any device you own. We've never had that before.

Patriot4098's picture

I was speaking more generally. The whole site doesn't seem to roll well with my Note 2. The gallery won't load anything but the first picture, but that's why I have a laptop. Truthfully, no complaints from me. I'm just happy to be a member. The content is first-rate, regardless of any quirks that come from using my cell phone.

I'm not as picky as my comment may have been portrayed. I don't want you to think that. I'm nothing but grateful for the work you guys do. The new site really does look amazing, and you have every reason to be proud.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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Jason Priestas's picture

One of the things we're working on right now is getting the site fixed across Android devices. I'll have to take a look at the gallery because that should be working across everything.

Patriot4098's picture

By all means, take a look.   I am a new to Android (still miss Blackberry), so its quite possible that I am doing something wrong.  May not have anything to do with the gallery or the website!  Could be user error! hah

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

InvertMyVeer's picture

Digging the gallery, top notch as usual 11w

Football is complicated...

AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Who is number 3 and 4?

NVM. Just saw the numbers thread

 

wolfeman17's picture

What numbers thread? I couldn't tell who any of the incoming freshman were. No comments on the pictures.

GO BUCKS

MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

Boy do I love buckeye football.  Tracy looks like he's breaking out the salsa in photo 94.

BuckeyeG's picture

Not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but I can't scroll from picture to picture. Can only see the first one. Am on safari, any suggestions?

Scott's picture

The second biggest shock from those photos is that Eli Apple is apparently still rocking a black stripe.

Class of 2008

osubuckeye4life's picture

Thanks for the pics Walt!

Wow, Johnny Dixon's frame does not look like someone fresh out of HS. 

Curtis Grant looks so beastly! I hope he can finally put it all together and have a great final year. I think Kwon pushing him hard is going to help a ton!

Speaking of Kwon, he definitely looks the part and I can't wait to see him battle with Grant for the MLB spot. 

TheBadOwl's picture

Question: As someone who's into photography, what body/lens did you use for these?

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Walt Keys's picture

Yesterday I brought along my Canon 7d and a 70-2000mm 2.8. Generally I bring a 5d and 50mm 1.4 along for the ride as well.

TheBadOwl's picture

Awesome setup. I'm just a student who does a bit of amateur photography on the side, I'm saving up and hopefully I'll get a 7d in the next few months, although I do love my little T2i, even if it's a few years old.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I can't view the photos on my tablet.  :( 

Maybe a imgur or flicker link if you have one and uploaded them there.

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

 

seafus26's picture

Why are they indoors for spring practice? Secrecy or bad weather?

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

TheBadOwl's picture

It's like 20 degrees out haha

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

seafus26's picture

Damn, that sucks. It's Spring

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

seafus26's picture

Yeah yeah. It feels like spring else where, it's Spring Training time in baseball, Spring football across the country in high school and college, spring semester, high school baseball is half over down here. But yes, Sir per Farmers' Almanec, you are correct

 

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

Crimson's picture

spring semester

Yeah, that starts at the beginning of January and is therefore not a good example of spring actually coming.

seafus26's picture

Really y'all? Who gives a shit if its spring break, spring 7 on 7 football season, spring football season in pee wee leagues and spring HS football or if there's a a spring chicken or if you have a spring in your step. 

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

Crimson's picture

Spring break is next week, fyi.

BuckChoi's picture

Eli Apple still has his black stripe on?

buckskin's picture

Chris Carter has got the "Duck Dynasty" beard going on.  Phil would be proud.

TraptnMI's picture

Phil being a backwoods racist, my guess, would'nt be too proud.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

awesome…just fucking awesome.

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mobboss1984's picture

Jamal Marcus and Noah Spence looks massive. Chris Carter looks like Hankins did.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

As others mentioned, Chris Carter looks svelte and Dixon already has the body of a world class sprinter.

Also, Tracy Sprinkle looks jacked! Keep an eye on that dude.

Barnsey69's picture

My nips are hard.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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Hovenaut's picture

Welcome to 2014, I've missed you.

 

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

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Zimmy07's picture

Dang!  Pic #28 - Chris Carter looks to have lost a lot more weight.

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TUNBUCK89's picture

I was looking forward to see how beastly would Joey Bosa look like after a second year of workouts.

TraptnMI's picture

Love the 88th pic of Spence. I love the way 8 dropped into coverage last year. I believe he could even fit in a 3/4 "D" down the road with his athleticism. Sweet picture.

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