Across The Field: On pancakes and OLs
May, 12, 2013
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
This is Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to email@example.com.
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- Congrats to former pancake specialist Orlando Pace, who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
- Are the Buckeyes lagging on the offensive line in recruiting? Not really, writes Brad Bournival. This 2014 class looks pretty deep.
- Coaches were on the lookout for complacency in Carlos Hyde this spring, and they didn't find any, writes Austin Ward.
- Ohio State defensive backs are giving their eyes and brains a workout, too.
- A former Georgia Tech receiver will walk on at Ohio State, but must sit out 2013.
- While it might look like the Buckeyes' staff is ignoring Ohio in recruiting, Ohio State is just being more choosy in this class. Here are four in-state players the Buckeyes would love to land.
- One of them is Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary linebacker Dante Booker, who broke down his recruiting situation to Bournival.
- Add another quarterback to the potential target list, and surprise, he's from Georgia. So are two others who received OSU offers this week.
- A running back from Texas football power Dallas Carter has an Ohio State offer.
- Bournival breaks down the three offered 2014 QBs.
- In this week's mailbag, Bournival answers a lot of quarterback questions.
- Ohio State sees a lot of potential in four-star Brooklyn, N.Y., athlete Curtis Samuel.
- A 2015 Florida State QB commit from Jacksonville got an OSU offer.
- Ohio State was the first to offer Cleveland Benedictine 2015 athlete Jerome Baker Jr., and he made a visit. Now, other schools are jumping in.
- QB Brandon Harris, the No. 5 dual-threat QB, has an OSU offer and is in the spotlight.
- Ohio State is still near the top of of RB Jonathan Hilliman's list. Ohio State is recruiting running backs differently these days.
- A Pennsylvania athlete thought recruiting would slow down a bit after he named a top four (which includes Ohio State). But just the opposite happened, writes Josh Moyer.
- A breakdown of the top 10 camp performers last weekend in Chicago. Several Buckeyes targets participated.
- Jared Shanker looks at the ways Big Ten schools can sell themselves on the recruiting trail.
- Soon-to-enroll freshman Vonn Bell had some divine intervention in his recruitment. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
- Where will Gareon Conley play when he arrives in Columbus next month? (Fox Sports Ohio)
- John Cooper says Hall of Famer Orlando Pace was the best football player he ever coached. (Dispatch)
- The undrafted Buckeyes looking to latch on in the NFL face long odds, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
- Jake Stoneburner is among that group, and he's using it as motivation. (The-Ozone.net)
- Dennis Dodd believes Ohio State will break the SEC's national title stranglehold. (CBS)
- The Buckeyes might have given the SEC some bulletin-board material, too. (SI.com)
- Eddie George talked about the current Buckeyes and his career at a scholarship dinner. (Lima News)
- The Big Ten Network announced its prime-time schedule. No new ones for the Buckeyes other than the three announced earlier that will air on ESPN or ABC. (BTN)
- As Ohio State highlight videos go, this one is pretty darn comprehensive. (Land Grant Holy Land)
- Ohio State will host Maryland in next season's Big Ten-ACC Challenge. (Plain Dealer)
The Gang's All Here
- Athletic director Gene Smith had a wide-ranging Q&A with the Columbus Dispatch.
- The OSU athletic department spends the second-most of any athletic department and makes the second-most.
- Nick Swisher is playing up his Ohio State roots with the Indians. (SB Nation)
- The men's lacrosse team won a conference title.
- How to make a successful O-H-I-O photo. (Eleven Warriors)
- And President Obama played to the crowd at last Sunday's commencement ceremony. (Eleven Warriors)
Scene and Heard: Top 10 Predictions
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