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Ohio State spring football practice: Student appreciation day

The Ohio State football team played host to students and their families Saturday morning for a quick team scrimmage.

The Ohio State football team played hosts to students with valid BuckIDs and their parents/siblings (it also happened to be sibs weekend on campus) Saturday and put on an intrasquad scrimmage in the lead up to next weekend's 2013 Ohio State spring game. This practice not only served as a continued means for Urban Meyer's staff to engage and dialogue with students/prospective ones, but also offer a sort of peace offering for the campus locals with the team having to take their spring game on the road to Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium this year due to necessary renovations in Ohio Stadium.

The apparent highlight of the event was Brutus Buckeye tacking a snap under center, running down the field, and then getting absolutely decimated by Ohio State linebacker David Perkins. Brutus looked a bit shaken up after the fact and apparently later had to leave the practice. On the mascot destruction, Perkins would later say "see ball, get ball." Feels a bit like fall already, no?

The team now has three more practices to go leading up to the big spring game event next Saturday afternoon. On Monday the team will have their last in pads practice, while Wednesday they'll be practicing in Ohio State paraphernalia. On Friday, the team will do a walk through in shorts before the big game. Remember, this year's spring game will NOT be aired live on television.

Here's a great video of the circle drill in action:

And were a few of the better students and their families captured moments from Saturday's action:

Tim Jessberger contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter at @tjessberger