Buckeye Ball Carriers: Whatever It Takes, Whoever Can Do It

It’s a story as old as time — Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford being asked every year if the Buckeyes are going to have a workhorse or if they’re going to go “running back by committee.” And every year the answer is the same, though now it’s starting to get a bit saltier. …

Black Stripe Tracker: JT Tuimoloau, Evan Pryor Latest Buckeyes to Lose Stripes

There are three new “official Buckeyes” on the roster now as freshman punter Jesse Mirco, freshman defensive end JT Tuimoloau, and freshman running back Evan Pryor all lost their black stripes this weekend. The Buckeyes practiced Friday and Saturday this weekend before getting a day off on Sunday. Following Friday’s practice, director of player development …

Bell Cow or Committee, Only Winning Matters for Tony Alford

There are many schools of thought in college football. Almost as many schools as actually play the sport, in fact. When it comes to running backs, some people believe it’s best to have one guy you can rely on. Others, however, think a committee works best because no one back has to handle the entire …

Freshman Evan Pryor Learning, But Loaded With Potential For Buckeyes

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is freshman running back Evan Pryor. Yesterday it was defensive end Tyler Friday. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Evan Pryor No. 21 | Running Back | 5-10 197 | …

Spring Gleaning: Buckeye Running Backs As Deep As Ever

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll go over each position group over the next two weeks with what was learned and what still needs to happen. Up next will be the Ohio State running backs. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Defensive Ends] Quick Position Overview The …

Buckeye Freshmen On Display In Ohio State Spring Game

COLUMBUS — You didn’t have to look too hard to find an Ohio State true freshman shining during Saturday’s annual spring game. With 15 true freshmen already enrolled this spring, the Law of Averages states that somebody among them would stand out on Saturday. What that Law of Averages doesn’t equate for, however, is that …

Evan Pryor, TreVeyon Henderson Working Together to Reach Their Goals

It’s not every year that a college football program is able to sign a “blue-chip” running back. It’s even rarer when they can sign two. And it’s rarer still when one of those running backs helps to recruit the other. That was the case about 53 weeks ago when current freshman running back Evan Pryor …

Tony Alford, Buckeye Running Backs Talk Spring Ball, Battle to Start

Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford spoke with reporters today to preview spring ball for the Buckeyes. He answered a number of questions about his running backs and how things will shake out this spring. Also joining the festivities Tony Alford — It’s a great RB room. The older guys have really taken to …

Freshmen get first taste of practice at Ohio State

Friday morning kicked off the first of fifteen practices scheduled for the Buckeyes and plenty of the newcomers were eager to show themselves off donning the Ohio State practice uniforms. Luckily for these early enrollees, we are just as excited to see them. Kyle McCord, who departs from one of the elite high schools in …

Spring Breakdown: Ohio State Running Backs Deep and Ready

Snapshot The Buckeyes lose leading rusher Trey Sermon but return starting running back Master Teague from last season. Teague rushed for 514 yards in seven games in 2020, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He led the team with eight rushing touchdowns. Every other running back behind him returns (save for Demario McCall), though none of …

Replacing Trey Sermon: What’s Old Is New Again?

[This is the tenth in a series looking at each of Ohio State’s key departures and how the Buckeyes will look to replace them. Up next, running back Trey Sermon.] Ohio State running back Trey Sermon only started two games last year — and in one of those two starts had just two yards rushing …

Quick Thoughts As Ohio State Welcomes In Early Enrollees

Ohio State mid-year enrollees have been rolling into campus all weekend and when the moving is all over, the 15 newest Buckeyes will be settled into their swanky digs where they will quarantine for a full week before winter workouts with strength coach Mickey Marotti get underway on February 1. So far, Ohio State head …

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