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Dual Threat: How Ohio State will utilize both J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber

Former Ohio State star Beanie Wells breaks down the talented options in the program's current backfield.

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Dual Threat: How Ohio State will utilize both J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber

Who will Ohio State choose? Does it even matter?

There’s a former Big Ten Freshman of the Year in Mike Weber on one hand. On the other is record-setting sophomore J.K. Dobbins.

Heading into fall camp, it is still uncertain whether or not the Buckeyes will officially designate either Dobbins or Weber as an official starter in the backfield. It’s entirely possible that it won’t be necessary at all.

Anytime one tailback is on the field, he’ll know his counterpart will provide a fresh set of legs and All-American talent when he steps onto the field. That, of course, is a great problem for any team to have as they try to figure out the right way to distribute carries for two players with so much talent.

Austin Ward and I discussed how Urban Meyer may try to split time between the two backs this season, analyzing what each does well in order to find a balance in the running game this year at Ohio State.

And for more on what each of those dynamic rushers bring to the table, check out our recent BuckIQ breakdowns of both guys. First, what Weber is capable of when he’s healthy and ready to roll for the Buckeyes. And secondly with a look at the skills that made Dobbins an instant sensation as a freshman.

Beanie Wells

Beanie was Ohio State's running back from 2006-2008. He was named first team all Big Ten in 2007 and is an owner of three pairs of Gold Pants. Beanie is currently a business owner and media personality residing in Columbus.