With the Buckeyes moving to two-a-days, once again, a number of the Ohio State beat presence were in attendance for the Buckeyes' second to last practice before tomorrow's OSU Media Day.
The big news of the day was of course projected starting running back Ezekiel Elliott missing activities with injuries and the subsequent minor bombshell that Elliott had undergone minor surgery this morning and will be sidelined until the middle of this coming week. Through a release, Ohio State said the injury, which was to Elliott's left wrist, was the result of an injury incurred during Friday's practice. Senior backup Rod Smith was said to be involved with the starting unit with Elliott sidelined.
Same verse, different song, Braxton Miller reportedly was still at a very low volume of activity. OSU continues to apparently be extremely judicious in their bringing along of Miller post this past spring's shoulder injury:
Based on what we've seen, the Buckeyes still seem to be limiting volume of throws Braxton Miller takes in practice. pic.twitter.com/1KyhFkiGs6— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) August 9, 2014
Bucknuts' Max Baxendell, who was in attendance at the part of the practice open to the media, relayed that "Only Jacoby Boren and Chad Lindsay took reps at center." He went on to state that Billy Price, at least in the portion he was able to observe, was exclusively at guard.
The MASH unit theme continued on in some ways for the Buckeyes, but backup tailback Warren Ball was at least boot free, per 97.1 The Fan's Lori Schmidt:
Here's OSU's "walking wounded." Again, note that Warren Ball has ditched the walking boot. pic.twitter.com/3HXBq1eJ49— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) August 9, 2014
Buckeye Sport Bulletin's Ryan Ginn also had some video from Saturday's briefly open session. First, Taylor Decker showing his appreciation for OSU offensive line coach Ed Warinner:
Then more Warinner with the o-line group: