Ohio State’s two-deep depth chart for the Buffalo game this Saturday was released earlier today, and there are not much in the way of surprises.
But the one that did surprised me is that Chris Fields was listed first at “H-B,” short for Hybrid Back. You know, the position made famous by Percy Harvin when he was coached by Urban Meyer at Florida.
Last season, Fields played in eight games and had just four receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown, but that lone TD was one of the more memorable ones last year when he scooped up Kenny Guiton’s pass with two seconds left to force overtime against Purdue.
Granted, it’s the first week of the season and that things can very well change, but with the suspensions to running backs Carlos Hyde and Rod Smith, I was expecting Dontre Wilson to be starting at “H-B” since Jordan Hall will likely get the bulk of the carries at running back.
Ideally, I think head coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Tom Herman who like Hall at the “H-B” position, but that’s going to have to wait a few weeks.
Also on offense, former defensive end J.T. Moore is listed third at tight end.
Defensively, Purdue transfer Rashad Frazier from Middletown, Ohio, is listed with Joey Bosa as the backup to Adolphus Washington at defensive end, and sophomore Joe Burger, a preferred walk-on from Cincinnati, Ohio, is in the mix at middle linebacker.