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Brionte Dunn Will Get First Shot At Replacing Ezekiel Elliott As Ohio State's Starting RB

Ohio State's football program has plenty of holes to fill this offseason, but the biggest one likely resides in the backfield left by Ezekiel Elliott. 

The Buckeyes' former running back was one of the best players in college football from 2014-15. Before he departed Columbus for the NFL, Elliott totaled 3,961 yards and 43 touchdowns on 592 carries at Ohio State. 

How will Urban Meyer attempt to replace Elliott's production? 

Ohio State's head coach addressed that this morning following the Buckeyes' first spring practice. 

Meyer said at his press conference that senior running back Brionte Dunn will get the first crack at replacing Elliott as OSU's starting running back. Meyer also praised redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber.

">@OSUCoachMeyer on RBs: Bri'onte Dunn is a Sr. I'd like to see him take that first swing. The kid behind him Mike Weber is pretty good too.

— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics)

?@OSUCoachMeyer on RBs: Bri'onte Dunn is a Sr. I'd like to see him take that first swing. The kid behind him Mike Weber is pretty good too.

— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) March 8, 2016

">March 8, 2016

Expect Curtis Samuel and Dontre Wilson to also get carries for the Buckeyes this fall.

Ohio State's spring game is set for April 16. 

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