Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Highly regarded class includes five, five-star recruits and lots of DL and skill players
Ohio State hosted Kent State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State Overview: J.T. Barrett red-shirted the 2013 season as a true freshman ... a communications major, he split quarterback reps with Cardale Jones in the spring of 2014 while Braxton Miller was sidelined ... he took over the No. 1 signal calling duties in fall camp when Miller re-injured his shoulder ... he was only the fifth freshman - true or red-shirt - to start a game at quarterback for Ohio State in the modern era (1950-on) and he was only the second freshman to start a season opener for the Buckeyes ... his play through the first six games of the season has been nothing short of outstanding, as he has earned conference or national "player of the week" accolades after five of his six starts and he has climbed near the top of the NCAA statistics in several key categories, including passing efficiency (3rd at 182.1), points responsible for per game (1st at 24.0), overall points responsible for (3rd with 144) and he is 10th in total offense (333.0 yards per game).
More on J.T.: Joe Thomas (J.T.) Barrett enrolled at Ohio State in January 2013 and spent the spring season working out, but not running, while recovering from his 2012 knee surgery ... he is the first quarterback recruited and signed to an NLI by Urban Meyer and Tom Herman ... he was considered one of the nation's premier dual threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2013, although his senior season came to an early end with a knee injury in the fifth game of the season ... rated as the No. 11 prospect in talent-rich Texas (247Sports) and a consensus four-star cornerback (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) ... a top 150 player by both Scout and 247Sports and on the ESPN 300 ... Barrett rushed for 569 yards with seven touchdowns and passed for 784 yards and five scores as a senior prior to the injury ... he rushed for over 1,500 yards with nine touchdowns and passed for over 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns for coach Jim Garfield's Raiders as a junior ... also played basketball and ran track ... he is the son of Stacy and Joe Barrett and he has two brothers: Xavier, who is older, and a younger brother, Stephen.