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Ohio State's Backfield Could Be The Country's Best In 2018

tony Alford, jk dobbins, Ohio state

The Buckeyes got great news late on Saturday night.

Ohio State had one of the country's best running back tandems in 2017, with J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber combining to rush for more than 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns.

The Buckeyes' backfield should be even better in 2018.

Dobbins, a true freshman, will obviously be back, but it looks like Weber will be, too.

While many thought that the redshirt sophomore would declare for the NFL Draft - he was tearing up after Ohio State's Cotton Bowl win, a sign that he was probably gone - he appeared to announce late on Saturday night that he'll be returning to Columbus.

"One more year," he wrote.

The return of Weber is a huge one for an Ohio State offense that will be breaking in a new quarterback.

Whether it's Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow or Tate Martell behind center for the Buckeyes, at least Urban Meyer's offense will be able to rely heavily on its running game early on.

Ohio State should have one of, if not the best rushing attacks in all of college football next fall. The Buckeyes are set to open their '18 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Oregon State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.