With the news that senior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entirety of the 2014 college football season for the Ohio State Buckeyes after sustaining an injury to his shoulder on Monday, a lot more pressure has fallen on the shoulders of sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott.
As if he needed any more pressure thrust upon him, having to take over for Carlos Hyde, but that’s what the case is right now. The only small problem here is that Elliott himself has also suffered an injury during camp, a minor broken wrist that required surgery.
Well head coach Urban Meyer noted recently that Elliott is indeed on the practice field once again, although he is not part of any contact whatsoever.
At RB, Ezekiel Elliott is back practicing, although without contact. Rod Smith, Brionte Dunn and Curtis Samuel have done well.
Given the recent events with Braxton, this is probably a very nice sight for people to see. It might be best for Elliott not to have any contact with anybody on the field until it’s time for the first game against Navy in less than two weeks.
Because, again, with Miller out, the role for Elliott in this offense has gotten drastically larger overnight.