Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, April 11, 2015

The Ohio State football team hosted its annual Student Appreciation Day on Saturday, one week before the Scarlet-Gray Spring Game, and it was a big success.

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What else would one expect when students receive an all-access pass to practice with the champs of the inaugural College Football Playoff?

Ohio State students stretched with the players, provided noise for goal-line drills, took pictures with players, and had plenty of fun themselves on the field (see video above and tweets below).

Ohio State opens the 2015 season Monday, Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech, the lone team to beat the Buckeyes a season ago.