Nine Buckeyes commits and several other targets were in Oregon this past week at The Opening. Who impressed and who didn't? This is Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
Urban Meyer defended himself after criticism relating to the Aaron Hernandez arrest and the coach's time at Florida.
Jared Shanker ranked the positions of need for this class.
Perhaps linebacker should move to No. 1 after Luke Roberts' transfer request was accepted.
Ten players whose stock rose and five who slipped (including one OSU commit) at The Opening.
Philly Brown is on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Meyer will hold a safety clinic at Ohio State on Aug. 1.
Urban Meyer expanded on his thoughts on Aaron Hernandez to Tim May. (Dispatch)
Carlos Hyde is motivated to become Meyer's first 1,000-yard running back. (Dispatch)
Maurice Clarett, trying to begin a rugby career, talks about his journey. (Plain Dealer)
Luke Roberts talks about why he's headed to Harvard. (Lantern)
Meyer's family defended him on Twitter about the Hernandez situation, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
Meyer said backup QB Kenny Guiton is wearing a splint after an injury to his throwing hand, but should be fine for camp. (News-Herald)
Hawaii and Ohio State are talking about scheduling a game in 2015 in Columbus. (Honolulu Star Advertiser)
A Cincinnati Elder receiver Joe Ramstetter is going to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on. (Cincinnati.com)
The new uniforms have hit retail stores, and they have buckeye leaves on the collar. (Eleven Warriors)
Greg Paulus was promoted to assistant coach and Jake Diebler, the brother of former OSU guard Jon Diebler, was hired as video coordinator. (OSU)
The full nonconference schedule was announced. (Plain Dealer)
The Gang's All Here
Eastern Michigan hired Ohio State associate athletic director Heather Lyke as its new AD. (Canton Repository)