No Roby, no Hyde, no Smith means Buckeyes adapt
For nine months Ohio State’s coaches made plans to fill the
holes left by graduation and attrition from last year’s 12-0
Now, with the opener at home against Buffalo just over a week
away, they must come up with replacements for three star players
suspended for at least the first game.
Leading scorer Carlos Hyde will miss the first three games after
an alleged assault against a woman, standout cornerback Bradley
Roby will sit out at least the opener after a skirmish at a bar and
Rod Smith, expected to take Hyde’s spot, is benched for the first
game after a violation of team rules last winter.
There are worthy candidates in the wings. But it’s still not the
ideal way to go into a season.