Across The Field: All-Access raves
August, 19, 2012
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
Welcome to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. First, as always, our week in review:
- The Buckeyes are No. 18 in the AP poll, continuing a preseason streak that began in 1989.
- If you haven't caught the All-Access series yet, there's one more chance today to watch the full package on ESPNU at 2 p.m. Sunday, right after college fishing concludes. (No, I'm not kidding. College fishing.) And if you don't get ESPNU, tune in to ESPN for an hour-long special this Wednesday (Aug. 22) at 7 p.m. Will it give recruiting a jolt? The high school players Brad Bournival talked to love it.
- Ohio State's defensive backs are punishing themselves in camp if they don't turn deflections into interceptions, writes Austin Ward.
- By design, Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton are "caged tigers" in camp.
- Fifth-year senior Nathan Williams feels like he's ready to test his knee against live competition.
- Our Time & Change series caught up with David Patterson, who is finding a new audience on TV.
- Bournival caught up with two freshman linebackers who have a good chance at earning playing time this fall: Jamal Marcus and Joshua Perry.
- Bri'onte' Dunn was cleared of his disorderly conduct charge.
- Freshman receiver Michael Thomas is building on his great spring practice and spring game.
- Carlos Hyde, Jeff Heuerman and Tyrone Williams earned some praise from assistant coaches.
- Our schedule series continued with a look ahead at Illinois.
- Defensive tackle Adam Bellamy is not with the team, but would be welcomed back after his family issues are resolved.
- Our Depth Charges series finishes with a look at the secondary.
- The Buckeyes' offensive linemen responded to blunt criticism.
- Jake Stoneburner is a wide receiver again. And we had a lot more coverage from media day here and here.
- As part of an interesting RecruitingNation package on the increasing importance of unofficial visits, Meyer doesn't like what it does for familes that can't afford to travel.
- Doing well in camps has really given OSU pledge and five-star CB Eli Woodard confidence.
- Among 2013 targets, LB Tyquan Lewis says he's close to an announcement.
- On the 2014 pursuit, Cleveland St. Ignatius standouts Jimmy Byrne and Dameon Willis have similar lists at this point, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary receiver Dante Booker wants to concentrate on his game at this point and a receiver named "Speedy" would like to visit.
- Here's how ESPN recruiting expert Craig Haubert views Ohio State's class.
- The Buckeyes will host Tulsa in 2016.
- And there's no reason to be scared off by the symbol, because we're offering a free trial right now. It's a good deal, and it gives you an incredible range of writing from the best sports writers around.
- Traditional offenses are becoming a minority in the B1G, writes Adam Rittenberg, and the spread keeps spreading, writes Jared Shanker. (ESPN)
- An ESPN The Magazine writer believes Ohio State is a prime candidate to break the SEC's stranglehold on the crystal trophy (but not this year, of course).
- Meyer will have to fight some history to return to the top, writes Ivan Maisel. (ESPN)
- Meyer has quite a coaching tree growing, and it's No. 1 among active coaches, writes Brad Edwards. (ESPN)
- Ohio State is already a title favorite for 2013, writes Travis Haney. (ESPN)
- Freshman Devan Bogard lost his 22-year-old brother earlier this summer, and it gave him focus, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
- OSU President E. Gordon Gee says Urban Meyer won't have Bible study or chapel services. (Dispatch)
- Meyer is getting a lot of love right now, but not from Bill Livingston in this piece. (Plain Dealer)
- Mike Vrabel wants to see "violent hands" as the new DL coach. (Plain Dealer)
- Royalties are down for Ohio State merchandise, which was expected. (Dispatch)
- Kenny Guiton might be on the field with Braxton Miller, writes Tim May. (Dispatch)
- Former LB Storm Klein will go to court in his domestic violence case. (Dispatch)
- WR Michael Thomas is among Andy Staples' Freshman 15. (SI.com)
- Reid Fragel isn't the first member of his family to switch positions. (Toledo Blade)
- Chris Carter is finding a home on defense, writes Brandon Castel. (TheOzone.net)
- Former Buckeyes center Mike Brewster is trying to make it as a Jacksonville Jaguar, writes Vito Stellino. (Florida Times-Union)
- More times to set on the DVR: The Big Ten Network's bus tour stops at Ohio State at 10 p.m. tonight. (BTN)
- Having sons on the Buckeyes -- who were randomly placed together as senior-freshman buddies -- has reuinted a couple of high school teammates, writes Tom Archdeacon. (Dayton Daily News)
- A look at three intriguing matchups in the OSU-Team Up North game. (Eleven Warriors)
- Maybe the All-Access series has a good byproduct:.The consipiracy theories about ESPN and Ohio State can subside. (Buckeye Empire)
- Nigel Hayes of Toledo has Ohio State on his official visit list.
- The 2012-13 schedule is close to release, writes Bob Baptist. (Dispatch)
- There isn't much interest in Greg Oden. (Fox Sports)
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- Ohio State athletes and former athletes didn't medal at the Olympics. (Lantern)
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