Rea's Day Blog: More Springtime Observations

Ohio State spring practice was open again Thursday and we got some insight on the offensive line play from former All-American and All-Pro Jim Lachey. We also have a host of other observations and opinions culled from a sunny day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

My mother always told me that you can learn a lot by keeping your mouth shut and your ears open. She proved to be right yet again as I watched Thursday's version of Ohio State spring practice.

Standing alongside former All-American Jim Lachey, I got a crash course on what the OSU offensive lineman are doing right and what they are doing wrong this spring.

"It's all about footwork," Lachey said. "Where my feet are dictates where I'm going to be able to move. If you keep your feet square to your opponent, you can go wherever he goes. But if you drop that back foot, he'll abuse you. Worse yet, he'll abuse your quarterback."

Lachey knows what he's talking about. After all, he was a first-team All-American for the Buckeyes in 1984, a first-round NFL draft choice and a three-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro.

So who does Lachey like this spring?

Read the rest by clicking on this link: Rea's Day Blog: April 17.

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