COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Preseason camp for Ohio State has been anything but normal. Superstar coach Urban Meyer has been absent, and reporters have been kept away from acting coach Ryan Day and players. Happenings from inside the shrouded fence at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center have come out only via Ohio State's own social media channels.
More details about position battles trickled out on Friday in the form of an emailed news release from Day, the co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach who has been running the show since Meyer was put on paid leave just before camp opened two weeks ago. Meyer is on the shelf while Ohio State investigates his handling of a former assistant coach who was accused of domestic violence.
Besides informing the media that the team was treated to the Beyonce-Jay-Z concert at Ohio Stadium on Thursday night, Day said - without making reference to Meyer's absence - that the team is working hard in preparation for the opener on Sept. 1 against Oregon State .