April 26, 2000

The Buckeyes held their final scrimmage of the spring Tuesday.

“It was a good practice, with a lot of real good hitting,” OSU Coach John Cooper said afterwards. “We probably went a little longer than normal, but we are off until Friday, so we wanted to run as many plays as possible and look at different situations.”

Cooper said he still was not sure how the squad would be divided up for Saturday’s Spring Game in Crew Stadium (1:30 p.m.).

“I am leaning toward going with the first units against everyone else,” he said. “This is a young team and playing together in front of a nice crowd might be a confidence booster.”

Cooper said his goals Saturday are to play everyone and avoid any injuries.

“We have been lucky this spring in terms of injuries,” he said. “Hopefully, that will continue Saturday and we can begin focusing on the fall.”