Random Tuesday Practice Observations

By 11W Staff on August 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Today marked the second day of fall camp for the Buckeyes and although the pads aren't on quite yet (Friday is the first day for that), there's plenty to report:

  • Jordan Hall spent a lot of time lined up at wide receiver. He did, however, take a few snaps at running back, but the trend is to split him wide.
  • Jaamal Berry also spent some split wide, catching a few and dropping one that hit him in the hands earning a few guffaws.
  • Carlos Hyde and Rod Smith were what you'd consider feature backs on the day and both looked pretty darn good toting the rock.
  • Braxton Miller had his moments, including a 35-yard touchdown strike to Berry, but was also picked off by Orhian Johnson. Braxton also appears to have inherited Pryor's penchant for burrying balls into the dirt on short routes. It could have just been a jitters thing.
  • Taylor Graham was intercepted following a T.Y. Williams bobble on a well-thrown ball. He did have a nice bullet to Jake Stoneburner later in the session.
  • Joe Bauserman threw a couple of really nice deep balls on the day, but did overthrow DeVier Posey on one play that would have gone for six. Chris Fields had a sweet catch on a Bauserman ball on the sideline.
  • Verlon Reed and Philly Brown continue to see time running with the first team offense.
  • Bradley Roby is looking solid at cornerback. He saw a lot of time with the first team and is making a good impression with his fluid and smooth coverage skills, though he was beat long once by Philly Brown.
  • Orhian Johnson and C.J. Barnett were your first team safeties.
  • Mike Vrabel was very vocal, at one point riding Curtis Grant pretty hard. Grant later responded by stripping a ball to force a fumble.
  • The first team defensive line is flat out nasty. They got the better part of their offensive counterparts for most of the morning.
  • Solomon Thomas was sidelined again with a yellow jersey.

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