COLUMBUS, Ohio – It was hot on the FieldTurf practice fields outside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Sunday, but that didn’t keep the Ohio State Buckeyes, ranked No. 2 nationally in the first USA Today Coaches Poll, from conducting a spirited 90-minute-plus workout in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets.
By the time the team arrived on the FieldTurf field of historic and venerable Ohio Stadium a couple of hours later at 4 p.m., all decked out in its game attire – scarlet jerseys, gray pants and full pads for its official phtos/media day, clouds rolled in and created a remotely comfortable atmosphere. Scores of reporters, photographers and videographers were on hand for this most-important day of the preseason, a day in which all the Buckeyes are available to be interviewed.
Photo/media day includes the taking of an official team photo, group photos of the coaches and the various support staff units, groups of player photos by position and literally hundreds of interviews for future stories and notes gathering.
By about 6:30 p.m. most of the activities and action in Ohio Stadium had been completed and the team was back at the WHAC preparing for a barbeque dinner. To watch some of the video recorded Sunday, to listen to sound bites of the Buckeyes talking about the upcoming season, and to view a photo album of images of the day, click on the links above.
Watch a video of head coach Jim Tressel at the links above and check back tomorrow for video of quarterback Terrelle Pryor.