Ohio State Arrives in Arizona

Ohio State football held a practice soon after their arrival in Scottsdale, Arizona. The roughly hour-long workout Sunday took place at Notre Dame Prepartory High School ahead of their Fiesta Bowl matchup with Clemson on December 28.

An OSU spokesman said all the Buckeyes and team staffers, aside from one walk-on player whose flight was delayed, were able to take part in the day's drills as expected.

Not only did they have the full complement of players, but head coach Ryan Day said they are pretty much at full strength.

That's particularly good news for two Buckeyes.

Quarterback Justin Fields has been battling a knee injury and playing in a brace. Defensive back Shaun Wade has been doing some extra rehab since suffering an undisclosed injury that kept him out of the Michigan game.

Monday, Ohio State will hold another practice and participate in a community service event.

The team's next media availability is Tuesday, with Day himself expected to speak to reporters again on Thursday. That will be the next chance for journalists to ask him about a report that passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich is a leading candidate to become Tom Herman's offensive coordinator at Texas.

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