By Jeff Svoboda
COLUMBUS - Drew Basil arrived in the training room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at 8:30 a.m., an hour and a half before the bus was supposed to leave for Ohio Stadium for todays student-filled open practice.
That he was there so early was a testament to how excited Basil was to perform in front of as many members of the student body who were willing to get up at 10:45 in the morning and head over to the Horseshoe.
But when rain and storms hit the Columbus area Saturday morning, Basil had no idea what would be in store when the practice moved to the indoor field at the WHAC.
About 70 percent of the way through the proceedings, with fans spread out from bleachers behind the goal line all the way to the 20-yard line on one side of the WHAC field, Basil was instructed to kick a field goal over the fans to the goal post painted on the curtain behind the bleachers.
After the first one went through, head coach Urban Meyer had an idea. He instruc...