Buckeyes welcome fans on field for unique practice

Drew Basil

OhioStateBuckeyes.com

Good thing Ohio State kicker Drew Basil isn’t claustrophobic. During Saturday’s practice at Ohio Stadium, players and fans surrounded Basil and the field goal teams — in a shape that looks a lot like Ohio State’s Block “O” — for a live field goal drill. The cool spectacle came late in the practice, one first-year coach Urban Meyer put on, in part, to bring the students closer to his team, and his team closer to students. Hundreds of students were invited onto the field to surround Basil, and he went on to make four of six attempts, with one being blocked and another sailing wide right.

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David Puckett on 4/14/2012 @ 11:53pm EST Said:

when are the Buckeyes going to stop using the Bobcats name? stop scripting Ohio..you’re State.

Jonathan on 4/15/2012 @ 11:49am EST Said:

Nice atmosphere and idea by Coach Meyer, sure to by copied by…everybody.

Wish the weather would’ve cooperated better with all the Big Ten schools Saturday.

philip cook on 4/15/2012 @ 8:18pm EST Said:

hey btn keep up the good work and showing ohiostate on here you are doing a good job keep up the good work keep show ohiostate and no big blue you know what mean they suck philip cook

tjizzle on 4/16/2012 @ 12:55am EST Said:

I THOUGHT THAT URBAN MEYER DID A GREAT IDEA ON AND HOPE THAT CONTINUES ON.BUCKEYE FANS GET YOUR POPCORN READY GO BUCKS!!!