Posted: 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
By Luke Zimmermann
We mentioned last weekend that if any Ohio State football players found themselves in trouble anytime in the next 11-12 months, due to Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes having to juggle both a number of high profile recruiting targets with Ohio State interests and the reality of having to keep their roster math at an NCAA sanctions capped 82, players' leashes would be shorter than ever. It looks like that's come to fruition sooner than we would've otherwise expected.
In a report by 11W's beat writer, Kyle Rowland, it appears that Ohio State may have parted ways with sophomore defensive back Najee Murray. Per Rowland, Murray was dismissed for an apparent team rules violation. Rowland also expects Murray to potentially land with the Louisville Cardinals and former Urban Meyer defensive coordinator, Charlie Strong.
The Buckeyes were already facing potential depth issues at corner with star starter Bradley Roby possibly missing some time stemming from a Bloomington, Indiana bar arrest from earlier this month, and less experience at the opposite starting position with Doran Grant the front runner and Tyvis Powell, Adam Griffin, and freshmen Eli Apple and Cam Burrows filling out the depth chart. If it turns out that Murray is gone for good, that stretch sans the potential All-American Roby gets that much more challenging. More as this develops.