The Ohio State Buckeyes will help turn the page on last season’s disappointing finish, as they conclude spring practices with the annual LIFESports Spring Game.
Essentially, a spring game is a glorified scrimmage. It provides an opportunity for the athletes to show coaches they are ready for a big role in the upcoming season. This game will factor into position battles, and it will be a chance for fans to get a look at some of the new recruits.
Along with this, it should be an entertaining game. As ESPN’s Austin Ward notes, the teams are typically evenly split to help provide a good product and put players in important situations.
Here are the vitals to catching the action, and then I’ll highlight some of the more interesting facets to keep an eye on.
When: Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
TV: Big Ten Network
Rosters: Ohio State tweeted the rosters for the teams:
What to Watch
The Ash Impact
New co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash joined the Buckeyes after handling the defensive coordinator position for Arkansas last year. He will be in charge of the secondary, and the secondary needed a new direction.
As the Buckeyes dropped two games to finish the season last year, they allowed Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook to combine to throw for 682 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.
Don’t look for Ash…
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