The Buckeye football team will be the subject of a series of all-access specials on ESPN/ESPNU. The show, Training Days, will offer a behind the scenes look at the Buckeye football team as they prepare for Urban Meyer’s first season as head coach.
With extensive behind-the-scenes access to on- and off-field play, team meetings and campus facilities, ESPN cameras will introduce players and coaches as they work through pre-season training across six days. Viewers will see four, 30-minute specials on ESPNU (August 14-17), a five-part series across College Football Live (August 19-23) and a one-hour special on ESPN (August 22).
Training Days has previously featured the Sooners and the Crimson Tide, so the Buckeyes are in good company.
My feelings on ESPN notwithstanding, I’m pretty much as stoked as I can possibly be about this. I can’t fathom how they can possibly spin this series into anything negative, though I have been surprised at some of their efforts in the past. In a sense, the cameras being around can also help train any newbies on being under a constant microscope prior to the beginning of the season. With Urban Meyer in town, that microscope will likely be even more focused.
This show should also help bridge the time between the start of training camp and the start of the season rather nicely. Because, honestly, I know that I am not the only Buckeye that needs a little dose of football.