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Open Practices?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Oh8ch, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Anybody know if any of the OSU practices will be open to the public?
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Per O-Zone
    August 9, 2004 12:35 PM
    Football: We've received numerous inquiries about both photo day and OSU football practices this fall. Many of you want to know what, if anything, is open to the public. We just received official word from Ohio State that no practices are open to the public and that photo day is also not open to the public.
  3. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    Damn, that sucks. I had my foam glove all ready to go too..........
  4. WestOgma

    WestOgma Long Live Mike Doss

    That does suck. Does anyone have any idea why they are closed to the public this year?
  5. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    Probably because of dragonknight.. :)
  6. antosu

    antosu Newbie

    I think it is to keep down any qb debates down and that is smart. This young team doesn't need distractions.

    Shoot, I went to a few practices and started the qb debate that went on for months. And they were 3rd and 4th string then. Just think how heated it would get this time.
  7. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    That, and I think looking at the early schedule... I think there might be some very 'creative' gameplans being prepared in respect to preparing for 'nati, NCSU and the 'herd.... (and this would relate to QB play, in the sense that it might be hard to get a good grip on time... Is it going to be Zwick 90% and Troy 10% or is it going to be 51%-49%).

    Besides... The less D'Antonio knows, the better.... Same goes for D.
  8. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I would imagine that is at least partially true on both fronts (DK's reports, and the QB battle). Personally I am of the school of thought that if that is what coach thinks is best for the team then that is good enough for me. I am sure some of the people on the general disc board would disagree, and say it is their right

    :evil: :pissed:
  9. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    I think that some of this is due to Tressel working on some new stuff against Dantonio. Should be a nice chess match between the two.
  10. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    I can see closing the practices, but good lord throw us a bone. At least photo day could be open to the public.
  11. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I think another factor is the number of fans who are hounding players for autographs before and after practice. There is really no reason to close the first few practice sessions from a game prep perspective - those are pretty generic.

    Still, I think it sucks. You get so much more of a feel for what the players individually are capable of from practice than games.
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Beat me to it. Isn't the very point of photo day to give fans a chance to take pics of the players? Pretty damn hard to do that when you can't get into the f**kin' practice...
  13. Closed practices are a result of the ebay playbook scandal a few years ago, people were diagraming everything and selling it on ebay when teams used to have almost all of their practices open.

    As for the no picture day, thats gay, I can remember as a child how cool it was to go see them get yoru picture taken and autographs. The coolest part was getting to meet your favorite players and guys that you thought were up and comers would talk to you forever cuz they too were lloving the whole thing.
  14. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    the fault rests in the internet community.....too much information was beinig spewed at too high of a rate...

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