Ohio State’s coaches thought they had found their Percy Harvin-type, do-it-all player this spring in running back Jordan Hall. Then Hall injured his foot in an off-the-field incident this summer that might keep him away from action until mid-to-late September.
So when the Buckeyes returned to the practice field this weekend, they had to start adjusting some of their offensive plans. That adjustment started with Carlos Hyde — a 230-pound bruiser who has a much different skill set than Hall — taking the first-team snaps at running back.
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