Urban Meyer clears up Ohio State's running back situation
CHICAGO — There seemed to be a consensus opinion after Bri’onte Dunn’s dismissal two weeks ago.
The starting job belonged to Mike Weber and Mike Weber alone. For starters, Meyer addressed any possibility that Dunn was simply serving a one-year suspension.
“There’s no chance Bri’onte Dunn will come back,” Meyer said on Tuesday at B1G Media Days.
But more importantly, who will the staring tailback be?
That, Meyer thinks, will be Weber. He said that he loves the physical shape that he’s in, and that he believes staying healthy is his biggest key.
In other words, as long as he doesn’t suffer an injury in training camp like he did last year, the job is Weber’s.
That’s not surprising to hear from Meyer, who admitted that depth at the tailback position is a concern. The Buckeyes could be looking at true freshman Antonio Williams as a backup.
Those will obviously be tough shoes to fill after Ezekiel Elliott, the No. 4 overall pick, was the B1G’s Offensive Player of the Year. Meyer talked about the fact that he has 44 players that have never played in a college game.
One of them — he thinks — will be his starting tailback.