COLUMBUS, Ohio — Football is back! And so are the Buckeyes.
With just 28 more days until the Buckeyes kickoff the 2010 season, the Ohio State football team reported for fall camp Thursday with its first practice scheduled for Friday morning at the new Harmon Family Football Practice Park. Practice is closed to the public.
Ohio State is gunning for its sixth straight Big Ten title this season, something only the Buckeye teams from 1972-77 have accomplished before. With nine starters returning on offense and six on defense — including probably the two most important pieces on each side ball in Terrelle Pryor and Cameron Heyward — the Buckeyes are once again favored not only to win the Big Ten, but once again compete for a national title.
Head coach Jim Tressel is beginning his 10th season on the sidelines with a 94-21 record. Under Tressel, the Buckeyes have recorded at least 10 wins in each of the last five seasons and have a chance to become the first team in Big Ten history to record six straight 10-win seasons. The only other Big Ten team to have this long of a run of double-digit victories was Michigan from 1901-05.
Ohio State opens the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 vs. Marshall at Ohio Stadium, where the Buckeyes are 52-5 (.912) since the start of the 2002 season. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Click above to check out photos from Thursday and listen to sound clips from Brian Rolle, Ross Homan, Justin Boren, Jake McQuaide, Devin Barclay and Brandon Saine.