Ohio State football: 10 thoughts on the Ohio State offense from the spring game

By on April 20, 2015

Ohio State Scrimmage

With 7 on 7 games starting across the nation for high school and middle schools, it’s a reminder that the college spring scrimmages are starting.  Here’s what is happening in the defending champ’s camp.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ten thoughts on Ohio State’s offense after the Buckeyes wrapped up spring practice on Saturday with a scrimmage in Ohio Stadium.

1. Urban Meyer always talks about wanting to see how young players handle the big stage in the spring game, when they may be getting their first chance to play in front of a crowd.

“Parris Campbell is a great example. I called him. Here’s a kid that just turned 17 years old, about to hyperventilate – he’s really not, he’s fine. And I grab him (and say), ‘I need you to win the game right here. I need you to score.’ It was like on the 4‑yard line.”

2. It doesn’t work out that way for everyone. Meyer said he had other times he asked young guys to show him something Saturday and they didn’t respond.

3. The search for a deep threat to replace Devin Smith has been a focus of spring. Maybe Michael Thomas? Maybe Jalin Marshall?

Parris Campbell was Urban Meyer’s example of a young offensive player who passed the test in front of a big crowd Saturday. See more…

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