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)
Braxton Miller, Ohio State Begin Spring Drills
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35