There was no midnight madness for Ohio on October 12, the first day teams were officially allowed to begin their practices by NCAA. Instead, the Bobcats hit the court at 5 PM without any fanfare or media attention. The practice was the calm before the storm for a team expected to once again crash the Top 25 and the NCAA tournament’s second weekend.
Speakeasy Sports caught up with senior leader Walter Offutt, junior Jon Smith and sophomore Stevie Taylor before practice at the Convocation Center Wednesday morning. Here’s what the players had to say about life after Coach Groce, returning veteran squad and the impact increased media attention will have this season:
Alex Hider and Zak Kolesar contributed to this report.