News:Jordan Hall re-injured his knee and head coach Urban Meyer indicated that a redshirt is a possibility, ESPN's Austin Ward reports.
Analysis: Fantasy owners who haven't dropped Jordan Hall can probably do so now given the uncertainty of his situation.
News: Coach Urban Meyer said Jordan Hall (PCL) is not recovering well, Columbus Dispatch writer Bill Rabinowitz reports.
Analysis: We would assume Jordan Hall is likely to miss about a month due to the injury. He's one week into the recovery, so Carlos Hyde is locked into the starting role for now.
News:Jordan Hall (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game at Indiana, 97.1 The Fan's Lori Schmidt reports.
Analysis: Carlos Hyde should now see most of the work at running back in a favorable matchup, and quarterback Braxton Miller may see a few opportunities as a runner as well.
News:Jordan Hall is week-to-week with a partial PCL tear, Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Doug Lesmerises reports.
Analysis:Jordan Hall is technically doubtful for Saturday's game against Nebraska, but he won't play. Carlos Hyde and Bri'onte Dunn will lead the running game with Hall out.
News:Jordan Hall left Saturday's win over Michigan State in the first half with a leg injury, ESPN reports.
Analysis:Jordan Hall did have a one-yard touchdown run before departing. Carlos Hyde got the bulk of carries after Hall was hurt.
News:Jordan Hall had a team-high 17 carries for 105 yards (6.2 YPC) to go with two receptions for 21 yards in Ohio State's 29-15 victory over UAB on Saturday.
Analysis: For the second consecutive week, Jordan Hall was the team's primary ballcarrier, and for the second game in a row, quarterback Braxton Miller pilfered the rushing touchdowns, earning two on the day. No matter, Hall is the clear No. 1 running back with Carlos Hyde (knee) sidelined and should eventually find his way into the end zone with Big Ten play kicking off this Saturday at Michigan State.
News:Jordan Hall made his season debut Saturday, posting team highs with 17 rushes for 87 yards (5.1 YPC) during Ohio State's tight 35-28 victory over California.
Analysis: While his signal caller, Braxton Miller, pilfered the Buckeyes' sole touchdown on the ground -- though it's difficult to call a 55-yard run pilfering -- Jordan Hall emerged from the game unscathed from the foot injury that held him out the first two weeks of the year. Expect Hall to take on No. 1 running back duties with Carlos Hyde (knee) out, though be aware that Miller owns seven of the team's 11 rushing TDs in 2012.
News:Jordan Hall (foot) will play Saturday against California, the Buckeyes' official Twitter page reports.
Analysis:Jordan Hall's initial outing of the 2012 season is unlikely to include a large role out of the backfield, but with Carlos Hyde sidelined due to an MCL sprain, Hall will certainly see a share of the carries with fellow back Bri'onte Dunn. However, quarterback Braxton Miller has dominated the Ohio State rushing attack so far this season, which has hindered the fantasy value of their running backs.
News:Jordan Hall has been cleared to resume football activities and could play Saturday against California, the Morning Journal reports.
Analysis: Consider Jordan Hall questionable and only put him in your lineup if you intend on checking his status before Saturday's game (12:00 ET). With Carlos Hyde (knee) injured, there should be plenty of opportunity for Hall once he's healthy. If Hall doesn't play Sunday, look for Bri'onte Dunn and Rod Smith to shoulder the load.
News:Jordan Hall (foot) continues to rehab, including running on a treadmill Monday, but he's officially out for Saturday's tilt against Central Florida, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Carlos Hyde, who is starting in his stead, rushed for a modest 82 yards on 17 carries (4.8 YPC) and two touchdowns this past Saturday versus Miami (OH). Week 3 was initially the best case scenario for Jordan Hall's season debut, but the Buckeyes are likely best served ensuring his health is 100 percent before making a return to the field. Thus, don't be surprised if he sits yet again next week.
News:Jordan Hall (foot) won't play in Ohio State's season opener against Miami (OH) on Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Carlos Hyde will get the start, and Bri'onte Dunn is expected to work as the primary backup. Jordan Hall was originally projected to miss at least three games, and should be considered doubtful for Ohio State's second game.
OSU RB Hall Out Until At Least Week Three w/ Foot Injury
News: Ohio State football officials note they believe the foot injury suffered by Jordan Hall last week is "significant," with a return by Week 3 of the 2012 season "the best-case scenario," ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: While first-year head coach Urban Meyer had previously singled out Jordan Hall as one of the team's top potential playmakers heading into 2012, the Buckeyes coaching staff now says it is prepared to have the running back take a medical redshirt if necessary.
News:Jordan Hall (foot) will miss 10 weeks, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.
Analysis:Jordan Hall probably wasn't Ohio State's top returning runner from 2011 (that would be Carlos Hyde), but he was still expected to be the No. 1 back for the Buckeyes. New coach Urban Meyer's run-heavy spread favors quick backs like Hall over big, less agile runners like Hyde, so this is a significant road bump for the Ohio State offense. Hall will likely miss at least the first two games of 2012, and foot injury is always a threat to linger for running backs. Look for Hyde and Rod Smith to pick up the slack.
News: Ohio State running back Jordan Hall scored two touchdowns to go along with 104 yards of offense in the loss to Purdue.
Analysis: Hall missed last weeks' game with an ankle injury, but looked quick on Saturday. He's a decent flex start in Big Ten leagues due to the fact he plays all over the field.
News: Ohio State running back Jordan Hall (ankle) is doubtful for the game against Purdue this weekend.
Analysis: Daniel Herron is the workhorse, with Carlos Hyde once again being the number two. Both backs rushed for over 100 yards last week.
News: Ohio State running back Daniel Herron is in line for another big game this weekend against Indiana.
Analysis: Herron has only been eligible for two games, but he's carried the ball 56 times already. With Jordan Hall sitting this one out, Herron should see another 25+ carry game with fantastic results.
News: Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey and running back Daniel Herron will miss the game against Nebraska this Saturday due to allegations of excessive compensation from a summer job.
Analysis: Athletic Director Gene Smith said the players will sit pending the reinstatement process, and offered no time table on their return. The company, Independence Excavating, is the same company that paid running back Jordan Hall for a charity event, resulting in Hall's two-game suspension earlier this year.
News: Ohio State running back Jordan Hall rushed 14 times for 87 yards against Miami (FL) on Saturday.
Analysis: Hall was coming off his two game suspension for accepting cash at a charity event earlier this year. As the year moves on, he is going to have fantasy value. If he's available, grab him.
News: Ohio State newspaper "The Lantern" tweets that offensive coordinator Jim Bollman plans to start running back Jordan Hall against Miami.
Analysis: Hall should see plenty of time on Saturday night and could be a decent flex play. He would not be starting if he wasn't going to play significant minutes.
News: Ohio State running back Jordan Hall was reinstated by the NCAA after accepting 200 dollars from a charity event earlier this year. Hall will pay the money back to a charity of his choice.
Analysis: Big things were expected from Hall at the start of the season, but that is now on hold until he works his way back into the starting lineup.
News: Three Ohio State players, including running back Jordan Hall, have yet to be re-instated by the NCAA and will not play in Saturday's game against Toledo.
Analysis: Hall, along with two defensive players, accepted 200 dollars at a charity event earlier this year in Cleveland. It appears Ohio State's self imposed one-game suspensions weren't enough. Carlos Hyde will start for the Buckeyes once again.
News: Ohio State expects to have running back Jaamal Berry back for the game against Toledo this weekend.
Analysis: Berry's hamstring is fully healed, but don't expect too much out of him with Carlos Hyde starting and Jordan Hall back from suspension.
News: Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde will start against Toledo this weekend despite the return of Jordan Hall.
Analysis: It appears Hall is going to have to work his way back into the starting role, but he will play against Toledo. Will he play enough to warrant fantasy consideration? I'd hold off.
News: Ohio State running back Jordan Hall, along with four Buckeye defenders, has been reinstated after being suspended for taking impermissible benefits. "They're available. That's all I know," coach Luke Fickell said. "We're going to continue to move forward with guys that are available and if something comes up, something comes up."
Analysis: Hall was slated to start before the suspension last week. Despite Fickell's lack of information, I suspect he'll get the start against Toledo.
News: Ohio State running back Roderick Smith is listed as second team on the depth chart along with Carlos Hyde. They will back up Jordan Hall for week one.
Analysis:Jaamal Berry has been fighting a hamstring injury that may keep him out of action, opening the door for Smith and Hyde to show what they can do.
News: While an official depth chart has yet to be released, Jordan Hall will likely open the season as the Buckeyes' starting running back.
Analysis: Hall and Jaamal Berry were the front runners to fill in the for the suspended Daniel Herron, but Berry has been slowed by a hamstring injury. Roderick Smith is also a guy that many believe could be the next great Buckeye back, but appears to still be learning the position. With Akron on deck, you could be looking at a Kenjon Barner type situation.
News: Ohio State had a jersey scrimmage on Saturday, but there was nothing new concerning the running back rotation. Jaamal Berry sat out the scrimmage with a sore hamstring.
Analysis:Jordan Hall continues to be the likely opening day starter, while Roderick Smith seems to have fallen down the depth chart behind Berry and Carlos Hyde.
News: Ohio State running back Jordan Hall has been taking snaps with the first team in the backfield and has also been splitting out at receiver.
Analysis: Too early to tell who's going to emerge out of the group consisting of Hall, Jaamal Berry, Carlos Hyde and Roderick Smith, but the draft day value continues to be a late round pickup of Daniel Herron, who returns after his five-game suspension is up.
News: In the wake of five key contributors being suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season (I guess four now that Terrelle Pryor as moved on), BuckeyeGrove.com highlights five players on offense who could make an impact this year. On the list are wide receivers Devin Smith and Verlon Reed, Jaamal Berry and Jordan Hall at tailback, and of course, super frosh Braxton Miller at quarterback. Smith and Reed could help bolster the lack of depth at their position, Berry and Hall could seriously challenge for touches while Dan Herron sits, and Miller could wind up being the starter come this fall.
Analysis: Despite missing so many players for the first five games, this will give Ohio State the chance to get their incredibly talented depth on the field to see what they can do. Do not be surprised if the depth chart looks pretty different by the sixth game of the season.
News: When talking about how to replace the presence of Daniel Herron while he serves his five game suspension, Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell said "If we have three tailbacks, maybe three tailbacks will be out there."
Analysis: It looks like the Buckeyes will utilize the talents of Jaamal Berry, Carlos Hyde, Roderick Smith, and Jordan Hall until Herron comes back.