The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently the No. 1 ranked team in the country, but there have been some issues over the last couple of years. Despite all of the issues that they have had, there were ways that they could have fixed those problems. One thing that cannot be fixed, however, is the season-ending injury that talented wide receiver Corey Smith suffered against the Indiana Hoosiers.
According to a report from College Football Talk, Smith will miss the rest of the season due to injury.
Smith hadn’t had a huge role throughout the season, but he had a lot of potential for the future. He had caught five passes for 62 yards on the season and had the talent to make even more of an impact as the season moved forward.
Head coach Urban Meyer talked to the media about how upset he was about the injury and how his heart hurts for Smith, who has worked through quite a few issues to get to this point.
“He had a similar injury to Noah Brown,” Meyer said. “And one of my favorite players, a guy that’s been through a lot in his life, certainly a lot here, but my heart bleeds for that guy and so do the rest of our team, a kid that really spills it — was on all special teams for us, played really, really hard. From what I understand there’s a chance we can get one more year back. We’re going to see what happens.”
Looking ahead at the rest of the season, the Buckeyes need to get back to what made them so tough to beat last season. Ezekiel Elliott is one of the best playmakers in the nation and showed that with a huge breakout performance against Indiana. Ohio State can still make some big plays through the air, but they have to get back to being a run first team.
Meyer is one of the best coaches in all of college football and he will figure out a way to get his team back to full potential.
Expect to see Smith come back strong next season and hopefully he will get another year back. Seeing him go down with a season-ending injury is very disappointing, but he can come back stronger and learn a lot from the process that is to come.
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