Urban Aims to Run Barrett Less

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When things break down on offense, J.T. Barrett’s legs have been a safety valve. But did OSU run Barrett too much last season? Barrett tucked and carried 205 times in 2016 for a career low 4.1 yards per carry — a full 1.8 yards less per carry than 2015 when he averaged 5.9 yards per attempt. Earlier this week Urban Meyer said he hopes to cut Barrett’s rushing workload this season, “We’d rather not use him as much…Sometimes you need to do it…But that’s also a get-out-of-jail-free card when things aren’t going as well…At times when we use [quarterbacks] too much, that’s when things aren’t clicking at other spots.” Nicholas Piotrowicz with more.

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