Ezekiel Elliott is gone from the Ohio State Buckeyes and now the team has to look for a replacement for him going into the 2016 season. Head coach Urban Meyer seemed to clear things up a little on Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days.
Meyer first addressed the issue of another running back being gone by saying Bri’Onte Dunn, who was dismissed from the team last week, will not be eligible to return after a year suspension.
“There’s no chance Bri’onte Dunn will come back,” Meyer said.
As for the starting running back, it seems pretty clear that redshirt freshman Mike Weber has the starting job in hand, as long as he doesn’t suffer another injury.
In 2015, he suffered an injury in training camp that caused him to take his redshirt.
There is also some talk that true freshman Antonio Williams could be the backup going into the 2016 season. So, it seems pretty clear that one of these two players will be the starting Ohio State running back this year.