COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer couldn’t be happier that Carlos Hyde is returning to the field for No. 4 Ohio State – even though it might create some minor headaches when it comes to playing time.
Hyde missed the first three games when he was suspended after an alleged assault against a female at a Columbus bar this summer that did not lead to charges.
”I’ve got to make this clear: He is welcome back,” Meyer said. ”It’s been a terrible three weeks for him. He’s handled his business the right way. If he didn’t handle his business the right way he wouldn’t be playing in this game.
”He’s been very unselfish.”
Jordan Hall has been very, very good at tailback in place of Hyde, last year’s leading scorer and second-leading rusher for the Buckeyes. Now Meyer will have to wedge in another quality back, splitting the workload and tailoring plays for the big senior.
”He will play,” Meyer said of Hyde. ”Where he is on the depth chart will be determined this week in practice.”
Even though Ohio State is an overwhelming favorite against Football Championship Subdivision Florida A&M Saturday, at least fans ought be entertained by watching the rotation of running backs and quarterbacks for the Buckeyes.
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