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The Suburbanite
  • Ohio State notebook: FAMU band won't make trip to Columbus

  • One of the reasons why Ohio State scheduled Florida A&M University was to display for home fans the Rattlers’ renowned band. That band was suspended from performing since the 2011 hazing incident that resulted in the death of a drum major.

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  • One of the reasons why Ohio State scheduled Florida A&M University was to display for home fans the Rattlers’ renowned band. That band was suspended from performing since the 2011 hazing incident that resulted in the death of a drum major.
    The band was reinstated for the 2013 season, but apparently not for road games. The Rattlers will not bring their band to Ohio Stadium.
    Florida A&M will get $900,000 for playing Ohio State and the university offered an extra $50,000 for band expenses if the band came to Columbus. It is the largest contract a Big Ten team will pay to an FCS opponent this season. ESPN reported over the summer 10 conference schools are paying a combined $4.95 million to FCS schools to play this year.
    FILM GRADES  Guiton, along with LB Ryan Shazier, was named a Big Ten Conference player of the week. Guiton won the offensive award, and Shazier the defensive. Guiton was also OSU’s internal offensive player of the game for his 276 yards passing and 92 rushing against Cal. True freshman DE Joey Bosa, starting for injured Adolphus Washington, was the team’s defensive player of the week. Offensively, Meyer gave passing grades to Jack Mewhort, Marcus Hall and Taylor Decker on the offensive line. RB Jordan Hall (168 yards rushing), TE Jeff Heuerman (for blocking), WR Evan Spencer (blocking), Corey Brown (five catches, 35 yards) and WR Devin Smith (3 catches, 149 yards and two TDs) were impressive in film reviews. “(Spencer) deserved a touchdown for the way he played in that game,” Meyer said. “It just didn’t happen.”
    WASHINGTON UPDATE  Washington, who didn’t play against Cal because of a groin injury against San Diego State, may be out another week. Meyer said he was questionable.
    MILLER UPDATE  QB Braxton Miller’s sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee is improving. Meyer said it’s the type of injury that can linger all season. “That’s something we have to be smart about,” Meyer said. “The lateral movement is (impacted). It’s not the straight ahead. I think straight ahead, he can go right now.”
    BUCKEYES  Ohio State’s veteran players got Sunday and Monday off from practice. Younger players practiced Monday. The team did not arrive back in Columbus until about 5:30 in the morning Sunday. ... Meyer said Guiton is a more natural option quarterback than is Miller. “That’s probably the one area Kenny excels at,” Meyer said. ... Guiton’s parents did not make the trip from Texas to Berkeley, but he said he talked to them for about two hours on Sunday after he found out he was the national offensive player of the week. ... OSU’s defense had 16 missed tackles against Cal, a number that Meyer wasn’t pleased with. However, he said, unlike last season, those missed tackles were from a lack of effort.
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