Two Minute Drill: Tuesday Practice

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Two-Minute Drill: Inside Tuesday’s Practice
By Brandon Castel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Buckeyes hit the practice field Tuesday and the body count wasn’t nearly as high as expected following Saturday’s 34-20 win over Indiana.

The status of a few players—including J.B. Shugarts and Jordan Hall—is still in question for this week’s trip to Purdue, but Ohio State should have a healthy Braxton Miller and Boom Herron.

Here is what the players were saying after practice Tuesday.

Injury Updates

  • Senior J.B. Shugarts did not practice Tuesday because of a sprained knee. He was replaced at right tackle by freshman Antonio Underwood.
  • Redshirt sophomores Marcus Hall and Jack Mewhort also saw time at right tackle with Shugarts out.
  • Shugarts return for Saturday’s game is questionable.
  • Zach Boren said Braxton Miller looked good in practice. Didn't show any effects from getting dinged up.
  • Boom Herron said Jordan Hall was out there practicing a little today and thinks he'll be ready Saturday.
  • Mewhort also said Hall looked good today running around. Forgot what was even injured on him.
  • Boom said he actually injured his own ankle against Wisconsin, but stayed in the game. Said it feels better now.

Offensive Updates

  • Both Herron and Boren said they have seen Braxton Miller come out of his shell a little bit since the start of the year. Said he will continue to be more and more vocal as he gets older.
  • Miller is such a mellow guy, they had trouble hearing him in the huddle earlier this year. He sounds more confident now.
  • That’s what happened with Herron. He is very relaxed and chill off the field, but incredibly vocal and fired up during practice and games.
  • Boren said he never heard from the coaches about the possibility of him being the No. 3 tailback while Herron, Hall and Jaamal Berry were all out early in the year. Said people “may not want to see that.”
  • Mewhort said he has adjusted to moving from left guard to right guard. Helped him being between two seniors in Michael Brewster and Shugarts.
  • Now Mewhort is making sure Underwood knows the calls. He referred to Brewster as the “Professor” because he knows so much about the offense and all of the offensive line calls.

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