Ohio State Football Spring Game: Live News, Analysis and Results

Phil Harrison@@PhilHarrisonCFNCorrespondent IApril 20, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02:  Members of the Ohio State Buckeyes take the field during warmups at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on January 2, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Welcome to a new era of Ohio State football. Assumingly gone are the days of three yards and a cloud of dust (or rubber pellets these days). Gone too is the notion that the punt is the most important play in football. 

Out with the old, and in with the new.

The Buckeye faithful have had to endure over a year of unprecedented change beginning with news of tattoos for memorabilia—all culminating with the dismissal of the head man who kept sleeveless sweaters in style all year long.

And now it's Urban Meyer's turn. 

Meyer brings an unquestioned track record to the banks of the Olentangy. He has two national titles, countless first-round draft choices and a dose of swagger in his hip pocket.

The curtains? They come up Saturday in the annual spring game in the Horseshoe. Throngs normally turn out no matter what year it is for the Ohio State spring game, but you can bet the 'Shoe will be nearly filled to capacity for the unveiling of the upgraded version of the scarlet and gray.

So, join me as I blog live from the press box of THE Ohio State University to see the changing of the guard as the new coaching staff is christened and the spread attack is taken out of the bubble wrap.

It all begins about an hour from the scheduled kickoff of 1:30 p.m. when we'll set the stage and roll on into the action on the field with analysis, commentary and interaction throughout.

What players will separate themselves among the masses?