Associated Press - October 1, 2008 6:15 PM ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - What's brewing today with the 2008 Ohio State Buckeyes ...
BUCKEYES BUZZ:@ Ohio State was twice socked for having too many men
on the field or for making an improper substitution in the victory over
The Buckeyes frequently have far more than 11 players on the field
at a time between plays, with some coming on to replace players and
others hurrying off. The area between the huddle and the sideline looks
like a bus station, with people rushing to get on or off the field.
"We're going to have to do it better than we did it, because not
only did we get two penalties, we were warned, 'Hey, you know, you've
got like 15 guys out there at a time,'" coach Jim Tressel said,
referring to an official's joke. "And I told the ref, 'Obviously it's
not to deceive them, because we're deceived. We're not even sure who's
supposed to be out there.'"
EMPTY JERSEY:@ Mark Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound sophomore DL from California has left the program.
"He made a decision he wanted to go somewhere else to get a little
bit more playing time and wanted to do so before school started so he
could get enrolled," Tressel said.
When recruiting, Tressel said coaches always have to figure that some guys will drop out or transfer.
"Quite honestly in recruiting, when you start talking about how many
you're going to have on scholarship, you always build in the thought
that there's going to be some attrition, whether it's an in injured
guy, a guy who leaves," he said.