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Ohio State opens football practice for family weekend

We might not be getting much access to practice, but players’ families are.

Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

While the on-going investigation into head coach Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic abuse allegations against former assistant Zach Smith might be keeping the media away from practices, another group of people got a much closer look over the weekend; the players’ families.

On Saturday and Sunday, families were invited to campus to see how things were progressing for the Buckeyes as they work towards the Sept. 1 matchup against the Oregon State Beavers. Despite all of the turmoil going on around the program, it appears that things are progressing according to plan over at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

With all of the hard work going on during camp, and the uncertainty swirling around the coaching staff, it looks like the players were extra happy to have their families in town as a temporary distraction from the difficult (physically and emotionally) first two weeks of camp.

This might be the exact thing that the players needed right now to get over the hump of both training camp and the working group’s investigation. There’s nothing like a hug from momma to make you feel like everything’s gonna be alright.

The family weekend also brought another occasion for the football program to release some practice footage, and things seem to be going pretty well on both sides of the ball.

And what would a family weekend be without some photo opportunities in The Horseshoe?


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All I ever needed ❤️

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And finally, the Buckeye specialists are one special group indeed.