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. …

Four-Star Offensive Lineman George Fitzpatrick Commits to Ohio State

Despite Ohio State’s 2022 class being ranked number one in the country, the Buckeyes haven’t done much in the trenches yet when it comes to offensive and defensive line recruiting. Lakota West standout offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola was the lone lineman committed to the Buckeyes coming into today. However, the next offensive line domino has …

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 …

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 …

With Increased Confidence, Steele Chambers Could Challenge for Significant Role

Last spring was going to be a showcase for Ohio State redshirt freshman running back Steele Chambers. With both Master Teague and Marcus Crowley recovering from injuries, Chambers was in line for a ton of reps because he was the only healthy scholarship running back remaining for the Buckeyes. Before he could take advantage of …

Tony Alford Excited to See Marcus Crowley In Action This Year

At the time of his knee injury as a true freshman in 2019, Ohio State running back Marcus Crowley had carried the ball 25 times over the course of nine games, picking up 237 yards rushing and scoring one touchdown. He averaged 9.5 yards per carry prior to his injury and was only picking up …

Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘These coaches are recruiting their ass off’

A handful of media members were permitted to watch a few minutes of Friday’s Ohio State football practice, giving outsiders their first glimpse at the three quarterbacks who are competing to replace Justin Fields. Not much throwing was seen, as redshirt freshmen CJ Stroud and Jack Miller repped in order, then were followed by true …

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 …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Master Teague Leads Deep, Talented Groups of RBs

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Tuesday’s interview session with Tony Alford and the Ohio State running backs. What is Alford looking for in the Buckeyes’ starter? How are TreVeyon Henderson and Evan Pryor doing? What took Marcus Crowley so long to recover from an ACL tear? …

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 …

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