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What they're saying about Ohio State's first spring practice

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See what the best of the best of the best had to say about Ohio State's first practice of 2013.

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

With an undefeated 12-0 2012 and defeating arch rival Michigan well behind them, Urban Meyer's second ever Ohio State team took to the indoor practice confines of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for the first time in the new year. While it wasn't a full pads practice, the team went through both a 7-on-7 and full squad portion practice on the afternoon.

Though there's sure to be plenty of rehash pieces and more in-depth analysis of what was seen taking place during the first of two practices this week, the early reactions mostly seemed to share similar perspective. Tyvis Powell (who Meyer later singled out to laud at his first spring practice press conference of 2013) was amongst those players who surprisingly saw far more action than expected. Powell played the nickel and may have worked his way in the offseason into serious playing time. Pretty much everyone also raved about Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller, which is never a bad thing.

Jordan Hall was also a name that drew some high praise both for a particularly emphatic catch, as well as for looking well up to speed after missing the majority of 2013 with injuries. It'll be interesting to see in the weeks and months to come if Hall can transition into that star player Meyer spoke of him possibly becoming during his first year running the program. Without further adieu though, here's what the all-stars of the Ohio State media had to say about the Buckeye's inaugural practice of spring 2013: