Bri’onte Dunn.

There are few running backs in the country, whether college or the NFL, who can stand with Ezekiel Elliot when it comes to overall talent. There are a lot of Ohio State fans disappointed after learning that senior running back Bri'onte Dunn has been dismissed from the program. The Buckeyes will miss this player for the following reasons.

  • Overall Speed
  • Balance and Agility
  • Experience
  • Leadership

Although there were not a lot of details on the situation, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer looked stern in his announcement.

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Ohio State is already facing a major talent shortage heading into the new year. This latest dismissal is not going to help things at all. Going into this year, Urban Meyer has a major challenge in front of him. If he is going to continue this great run that he is on, he must figure out a way to get the most out of his players.

2016 Season.

Losing Ezekiel Elliot is a huge hole to fill for any team, especially one that is lacking depth at running back after this recent dismissal.

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The good News for Ohio State fans is that the schedule is not that difficult. Ohio State plays in a fairly weak conference, although Michigan is getting better, and it would be a major surprise if they lost more than two or three games this year. The Buckeyes are still strong at several key positions

  • Linebacker
  • Wide Receiver
  • Offensive Line

Although this is not their most talented team in recent years, it does have enough talent to compete with the other players in the Big Ten.

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It will be interesting to see which team emerges from the Big Ten to become the champion. Everyone is excited about Michigan heading into this year, but Ohio State will have something to say about that. Michigan State had a great year last year, but they lose a ton of seniors off their team.

Has This Changed the Outlook?

Overall, this will not have a major impact on the season for the Buckeyes. It is not good news, but a team with the talent of Ohio State can easily come back from something like this.

It is important that the players stay focused on their goals for this season. Over the past couple of years, the Buckeyes have gotten used to winning at a high level with ease. Since Urban Meyer came to town, the program has been on a great run. This trend can continue, but it is important that they stay focused heading into 2016.

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