Ohio State football 2014: Potential pitfalls

I wrote for after the Braxton Miller news became official that his absence need not mean all of Ohio State’s hopes for the season go down the drain, and I do believe that. But it would be foolish to ignore the fact that plenty of the questions facing this team, both before and after Miller got hurt, could go either way. That was true with or without him. Ohio State could...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Uncertainty Leads the Buckeyes into the 2014 Season

Photo by Chris Russell/Columbus Dispatch/   Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Long-time Buckeye Alum and hater, Kirk Herbstreit, predicted the Buckeyes to win the National Title this year, so it stands to reason that Ohio State’s quarterback...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Season Preview: Predicting Wins and Losses

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been one of the top teams in all of college football the past two years under Urban Meyer. When Meyer arrived in 2012 the Buckeyes were coming off a 6-7 season and still shaken from the Jim Tressel scandal.Ohio State then hired Meyer as their head coach and it has been two seasons full of winning ever since. The Buckeyes are 24-0 the past two seasons...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliot Tells Buckeye Nation Not To Worry Following Wrist Surgery

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot had surgery on his fractured left wrist earlier Saturday morning, as reported by Ari Wasserman of The injury occurred during a Friday practice and it’s reportedly a minor one. The sophomore should be back on the field by the end of next week.  Following his surgery, Elliot, who’s presumed to be the Buckeyes’ starter in...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 preview: High expectations for QB Kaepernick, rookie RB Hyde

With football season around the corner, is providing a thorough analysis of all 32 teams heading into training camp. The offseason may have lacked some hard-hitting action, but franchise-altering moves have been made. Parity is excessive as ever. Every team looks great on paper in July. But it's the development and seasoning of a team that will matter in January...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football Preview: Running Back

The 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes set out this season with their sights on redemption. The Buckeyes are looking to pick up the pieces from two consecutive losses to end the 2013-14 season. After going 24-2 in two seasons, the pressure for success at Ohio State is turning up. Can the 2014 Buckeyes get over the top and reach the pinnacle of college football? We aim to find out in our 2014...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Carlos Hyde Still Thinks About Ohio State’s 4th-And-1 Call Against Michigan State

According to former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, the Buckeyes were “one play” away from having a chance to play for a national championship last season. Hyde, speaking with reporters at an NFL rookie event Tuesday morning, said he still thinks about it over six months later. Which play, you ask? With less than six minutes to play against Michigan State in last year...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fourth-down play still eats at Hyde

BEREA, Ohio - The fourth down stop that sealed Michigan State's win in last December's Big Ten Championship Game and ended Ohio State's national championship dreams apparently still eats at Carlos Hyde. With Ohio State down three points and facing a fourth and one with just under six minutes left in that game, the call from the sideline was for quarterback Braxton Miller...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller: Ohio State's offense will be scary

A year ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes rode the country’s fifth-best rushing attack, led by the services of star tailback Carlos Hyde and one of the best offensive lines in the nation, to a 12-0 regular season record. But in 2014, Hyde, along with four starters from that offensive line, have all either graduated or moved on. Head coach Urban Meyer has already acknowledged that the...
Via College Spun
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Observations from the Ohio State football advanced stat preview

Bill Connelly’s previews at SBNation using Football Outsiders numbers are an annual must-read for college football fans, and he finished up the Big Ten today with Ohio State. Ohio State lines up against Indiana last November Of course, I recommend as strongly as possible you read the whole thing, here are a few things I gleaned from my reading of the piece. Some are surprising...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State football position preview: Running back

Carlos Hyde Running back is a position of much interest for the Ohio State football team this summer. Carlos Hyde rushed for over 1,500 yards last season for Ohio State.  He has since graduated and been selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. The Buckeyes have a plethora of talent at the running back position, but no clear replacement for Hyde...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football: 5 Reasons The Buckeyes Will Win It All In 2014-15

There is plenty of reason for excitement and optimism in Columbus this season. Despite losing Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier, Bradley Roby and Jack Mehwort in the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft, the cupboard is not all bare on campus at Ohio State University – not as long as Urban Meyer is walking the sidelines and quarterback Braxton Miller is slinging the ball all over the...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Q&A With the ‘Relentless, Violent’ Carlos Hyde

Carlos Hyde describes himself as “violent.” That is, when the San Francisco 49ers second-round pick is on the field. Off it, the former Ohio St. Buckeye running back is all smiles. The No. 57 overall selection in the 2014 draft also has a knack for finding the end zone, racking up 37 touchdowns in 41 collegiate contests. Even before he was drafted by the 49ers, Hyde says he...
Via BaySportsNet
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Sign Draft Picks Carlos Hyde, Dontae Johnson

The San Francisco 49ers have signed running back Carlos Hyde and cornerback Dontae Johnson to a four-year deals. Hyde was selected in the second round (57th overall) by the 49ers in this year’s draft out of Ohio State University. In 41 games (20 starts) over four seasons with the Buckeyes, he tallied 3,198 rushing yards (6.1 average) and 37 touchdowns on 523 carries. He also...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Results: San Francisco 49ers

Sean McMahon Mike Pettigano, Flickr The 2014 NFL Draft results  are in, and at first glance, it looks as if Trent Baalke has again fabricated a draft class full of long-term upside and immediate contributors. Baalke maneuvered around this draft more than any other General Manager, shifting positions in nearly every round and acquiring picks for next year’s NFL Draft throughout...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers draft RB Carlos Hyde with 57th overall pick

The 49ers traded back, then traded back up Friday evening to select running back Carlos Hyde of Ohio State at No. 57 overall. Carlos Hyde Running back Ohio State 5 foot 11 7/8 230 pounds Selection: Second round, No. 57 overall College career: He appeared in 41 career games with 20 starts and generated 3,516 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 3,198 yards and 37 touchdowns. He was...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Draft Carlos Hyde In Second Round

The San Francisco 49ers moved around a bit before they got their man in the second round. First they traded picks 56 and 242 Denver for picks 63, 171 and a fourth round pick in 2015. Then the 49ers moved up in the second round in a trade with the Miami Dolphins in which they acquired the 57th pick for Miami’s pick which was 63rd overall and a fifth-round pick, 171st overall. With...
Via BaySportsNet
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

5 fast facts about new 49ers running back Carlos Hyde

The San Francisco 49ers made Carlos Hyde out of Ohio State their first second-round selection Friday night. In the coming months, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the 49ers. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the Hyde: 1. Hyde ran for 1,521 yards and fifteen touchdowns despite being suspended for the first three games of the season due...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Select Carlos Hyde with Pick #57

Sean McMahon Photo: Flickr Commons 49ers Select Carlos Hyde with Pick #57 Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh love them some running backs. The 49ers danced around the second round to settle on the 57th pick (traded with Miami), selecting Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde with the pick. Hyde is a talented running back, but will he find room in a backfield that carries Frank Gore, Kendall...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hyde, Mewhort picked in NFL draft second round

Carlos Hyde and Jack Mewhort became the third and fourth Ohio State players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft Friday night. The San Francisco 49ers grabbed Hyde in the second round with the 57th overall pick while Mewhort went to the Indianapolis Colts two picks later. A Cincinnati native who graduated from high school in Naples, Fla., Hyde was named the Big Ten running back of the...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: RB Carlos Hyde Selected By San Francisco 49ers

Carlos Hyde - RB Ohio St., 6’0″, 230 LBS, 4.61 Forty Drafted Round 2, Pick 57 , San Francisco 49ers Combine Results: 34.5″ Vertical Jump | 114″ Broad Jump | 32.0″ Arm Length Third-team AP All-American (2013) First-team All-Big Ten (2013)  Scored 41 career touchdowns (20th all-time in Big Ten) NFL Impact: Hyde is a powerful north/south runner who does a great job...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Second Round Grades: San Francisco 49ers

Selection: Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio StateAfter just trading down, San Francisco traded up to the next pick moments after. Interesting. Either way, what's with all the running backs going to teams who don't need them? Unless Lattimore is having a setback from his injury, I just feel like the 49ers have too many running backs for their own good. Someone is going to have to go...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Hyde is on the Browns' radar at No. 35

Former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde could be chanting OH-IO for the foreseeable future. A league source told that Hyde is on the Browns' radar with their No. 35 pick in the draft. Depending on how the first round goes, they could also be looking for a receiver or cornerback with that early second-round pick. The punishing runner -- all 5-11, 230 pounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde “on the radar” for Browns at No. 35

Former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde is “on the radar” for the Cleveland Browns when it comes to their second-round selection. Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns could use their 35th-overall selection on the Buckeye product, likely making him the first running back selected this coming weekend. Ok #Browns fans, maybe this will cheer you...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde On Browns’ Radar In Round 2

  Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde is on the Browns’ radar in the second round. The Browns hold the No. 35 overall pick and appear to be great position to take a running back. In fact, they could end up having their pick at that point in the draft. Hyde is considered to be the No. 1 running back in this year’s draft class....
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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