Watch the Buckeyes Go Through Drills at Ohio State’s Second Practice of Preseason Camp

By Dan Hope and Griffin Strom on August 5, 2022 at 10:39 am
Justin Frye coaches offensive linemen at Ohio State’s second practice of preseason camp.

Ohio State opened the first four periods of practice to local media for the second day in a row to start preseason camp.

Those four periods consisted of nearly the exact same drills that we saw the Buckeyes go through during their first practice of August on Thursday, so we’d be lying if we told you we learned anything too revelatory on Friday. The only change to the offensive line depth chart was George Fitzpatrick joining the mix as the third-team right tackle, Jake Seibert remained at cornerback for the second day in a row and Mitchell Melton was the only player on the camp roster who was fully unavailable for practice.

Once again, reporters were ushered out of practice before the Buckeyes did any team drills or anything that would give away new information about the defensive scheme. 

Nevertheless, the access was appreciated as it gave us another opportunity to see the Buckeyes in person and to capture some video footage of the Buckeyes 29 days before they’ll be back in Ohio Stadium for their first game of the 2022 season against Notre Dame.

We saw Ohio State’s quarterbacks and centers working on their snap exchanges as practice began, with Luke Wypler snapping to C.J. Stroud and Jakob James snapping to Kyle McCord:

Ohio State’s wide receivers worked on their route running with Brian Hartline. Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Marvin Harrison Jr. led off the order in the drill below followed by Emeka Egbuka, Julian Fleming, Kamryn Babb, Xavier Johnson, Jayden Ballard, Kyion Grayes, Kojo Antwi, Kaleb Brown, Caleb Burton, Reis Stocksdale and Joop Mitchell.

Ohio State’s tight ends went through blocking drills with Kevin Wilson.

Paris Johnson Jr., Dawand Jones and other Ohio State offensive linemen hit the blocking sleds while being coached up by Justin Frye and graduate assistant Mike Sollenne.

Sonny Styles and Devin Brown were among the true freshmen trying to make an impression in their second practice of their first preseason camp.

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