Across the Field: Hall's surgery and more
July, 1, 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 email@example.com.
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- Jordan Hall stepped on broken glass and had foot surgery, a setback for a senior who looks to have a big role in the new Tom Herman/Urban Meyer offense.
- Herman recalled watching Meyer's Utah offense for inspiration, saying it's "eerie" how much they see things the same way.
- Two more commitments came in for the Class of 2013 in New Albany LB-S Darron Lee and Pendleton, S.C., DT Michael Hill.
- Running back commit Ezekiel Elliott says he's looking to open some more eyes at The Opening.
- Tight end Marcus Baugh earned an invitation to a prestigious all-star game, and talked to us about being a Buckeye pledge in California.
- Another recruit from a non-pipeline state is incoming freshman Joey O'Connor.
- We caught up with defensive tackle Mike Kudla, who is back in Columbus.
- Looking ahead to Week 2 against one of the better defenses in the country last season.
- Jared Sullinger is now a member of the Boston Celtics.
- More recruiting news: Reggie Spearman of Chicago liked his camp experience, as did ESPN 150 athlete Levonte Whitfield. 2014 CB Ed Paris, 2013 S Vonn Bell and ESPN 150 running back David Williams still have the Buckeyes in the running.
- Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood won't be a Buckeye. He committed to Duke on Saturday, writes Dave Telep. (ESPN)
- While Sullinger tumbled down draft boards to No. 21, William Buford wasn't picked at all. (Toledo Blade)
- The Celtics say Sullinger might need back surgery; Sullinger doesn't think so. (Dispatch)
- Sullinger made it eight Buckeyes drafted to the NBA in the Thad Matta era. (OSU)
- Aaron Craft had a bone spur removed from his ankle. (Lantern)
- You've got to hear ex-Buckeye's Cie Grant's inspiring version of "Carmen Ohio." (610WTVN.com)
- ESPN's Adam Rittenberg analyzes Ohio State's home schedule in a video. (ESPN)
- Former Heisman winner Troy Smith was cut by the Steelers. (Dispatch)
- If a four-team playoff had been in place since 1998, Ohio State would have made the semifinals as many as five times and been on the cusp twice more. (Dispatch)
- Ex-Buckeye Jon Thoma reflects on being a Tresselball punter. (Buckeye Empire)
- Why Ohio State won't go undefeated. (Eleven Warriors)
- 13 former players surprised Jim Tressel at a charity event. (Bucknuts)
- Former coaches and players, including John Cooper and Earle Bruce, react to the playoff news. (Dispatch video)
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