Ohio State’s offense took a little bit of a hit before the Buckeyes even assembled for their fall camp.
Senior running back Jordan Hall suffered a serious cut on his right foot which required surgery, meaning he will likely be out until at least Week 3 against Cal.
Hall was expected to be the top running back on the roster and the key skill player of Urban Meyer’s power spread running game, sharing the zone read responsibilities with quarterback Braxton Miller.
Ohio State’s remaining backs—Carlos Hyde, Rod Smith, Bri’Onte Dunn and Warren Ball—are more power-oriented backs while Hall is the shifty back, using elusive moves to get into space.
That isn’t to say that the other backs on the roster aren’t good, because fans saw last season that Carlos Hyde can be a pretty good football player.
Hyde is comparable in some ways to a faster LeGarrette Blount in the new offense, with great size and deceptive speed.
He isn’t just a bowling ball, as he can run with the best of them as…
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