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Only a couple of lines were long so everyone had the chance to walk away with plenty of signatures.
It was a very warm day in Columbus but that did not discourage the faithful Buckeye fans from coming out on this Thursday afternoon. First for the autograph session and then the practice. The lines were very manageable compared to this event last year, although the crowd was a bit smaller as well. As always the players were very friendly and the young kids had a great time. Naturally the longest lines were for Tressel, Laurinaitis, Wells and Boeckman. But if you got in line, you got their autograph. Here are a few of the photos we took from the day's events. Hope you enjoy!
Todd Boeckman gets a rare break between signings as his line was consistently long the entire session.
It is a little hard to tell from this but you can see that the event was well run and moved smoothly.
Coach Tressel was the first to arrive at his table and
the last one to leave.
Regardless of what you heard on the news, there was not 10,000 fans in attendance, closer to 2,000.
Todd Boeckman (17) warms-up but there is little doubt at this time as to who is the #1 quarterback.
If Chris Wells (28) can hold on to the ball this season, it may seriously cut into the touches for Maurice Wells (34)
Brian Hartline (9) should have a big year but the freshman Dane Sanzenbacher (12) will get his chances.
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The players went from one drill to the next, changing every
ten minutes like clockwork
Coach Fickell will have his work cut out for him this season as we have a lot of players to replace on defense.
The Buckeyes added the fastest runner in the state of Ohio by signing Brandon Saine (3)
If things are going to get on track offensively for the Buckeyes, it will have to start with the O-Line play
James Laurinaitis (33) answers questions for Columbus Dispatch Reporter Tim May
Everyone was ready to make a name for themselves as was shown by plays on the kick scrimmage