RE: Ohio States Glass House...I like it!
Allowing spectators to watch practice is a great recruiting device, unless your coaching staff is full of raving lunatics. I'll bet Ohio State has some method/mechanism to restrict viewing if they feel like it. Several programs allow spectators to watch practice on occasion. Brian Smith does it at Mizzou as a way to build relationships with fans, high school coaches and wrestlers. Space is limited, but they actually have pretty comfy seats to watch from. Seems like today's athletes are likely to be impressed by the open atmosphere. The old school, dark sweat box really doesn't seem to appeal these days.