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RB Coach Tony Alford (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by buckeyesin07, Feb 7, 2015.


    BUCKYLE Washed

  2. Michael Bluth

    Michael Bluth Sophmore

    and rich.
  3. C-busBuck

    C-busBuck Um... I got nothin

    You mean the last 2 coaches.
    pianobuck46 likes this.
  4. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  5. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    $400K to coach EzE? And the rest of these RBs?

    Everyday I think about how I got into the wrong profession.
    LitlBuck, Honor&Glory and MD Buckeye like this.
  6. Coqui

    Coqui Senior

    Keep that ball high and tight. Wait for your line to make the hole.

    Now give me my money.
    OHSportsFan likes this.
  7. 808 Buck

    808 Buck Senior Upset Picks Winner

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Nothing is given


    It's hard to imagine a better situation for a running back coach to come into than what Ohio State's Tony Alford inherited when he made the move from Notre Dame this offseason. An Akron (Ohio) native, Alford came back home to succeed former Buckeyes coach Stan Drayton, now with the Chicago Bears, and his impressive stable of running backs.

    Few backfields have a headline name like Ezekiel Elliott or back-ups with the pedigree of Bri'onte Dunn, Warren Ball, Mike Weber, and Curtis Samuel, but that's exactly what can be found in Columbus. Many may have trouble deciding how to dice up the playing time and carries between such a talented group, but for Alford it's a simple formula: you get what you earn.

    "There's no entitlement here. When you ask our players, they'll tell you that there's no entitlement issues," Alford said. "You will get what you earn, whether that's carries or special teams. You will get what you earn, there's nothing given here and our guys know that."

    That goes for Heisman favorite and a hero of the national title run, Zeke Elliott, just as much as it does for the next guy. Alford doesn't play favorites and he expects Elliott to put in the same dirty work that the fourth string walk-ons do. Elliott has lived up to that expectation and then some.

    "If you can't block, you can't play. You have to be more of a complete player now within this offense now and if you're not going to do that, you're not going to play," said Alford. "The one thing that's really cool if you'll watch Zeke and he'll say 'Coach, I'll run down on scout team special teams.' -

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Cool countdown clock!!!.....[​IMG]
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  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Coach Alford needs to change his wallpaper on Twitter!
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    The first time Tony Alford met with Columbus media as the running backs coach at Ohio State, he made a few things very clear: He's his own man with his own style, and life is made a lot easier at a new job when you have someone like Ezekiel Elliott running the ball for you.

    "I don't know — is it pretty easy to drive a Lexus? From driving a Volkswagen?" Alford asked a reporter April 2 following a question regarding the difficulty of deciding to make a job switch. "In all seriousness, though, it certainly helps. It helps to come in and have great players around and some guys that really understand how to work but I've been very fortunate in my career."

    Alford officially joined the Buckeye coaching staff Feb. 10, heading to Columbus after six years in South Bend, Ind., and Notre Dame to fill the vacant spot left by Stan Drayton.

    "I’m not Stan Drayton, I know Stan and we’re friends, but I’m Tony Alford and I’m going to be the best Tony Alford I can be," Alford said that day, speaking to how his predecessor bolted to the Chicago Bears right after Signing Day. "That’s going to have to be good enough."

    Alford's yet to coach an actual game at Ohio State, but so far his boss likes what he's seen from both him and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck, two new additions to his staff for 2015.

    "Very good, very good. I’m more worried about player relationship and developing a unit than I am so much about impacting a scheme," Urban Meyer said Saturday. "I think they both have, but they’re doing very well. Great additions."

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  12. Palpie

    Palpie Senior

    LOL, did he call a job at ND a vw compared to the lexus job at tOSU? I like this guy.
    kujirakira and pnuts34 like this.
  13. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    He was being nice, it's more like he now has a Rolls Royce and he had Chevelle
  14. C-busBuck

    C-busBuck Um... I got nothin

    Oh no you didn't! You just dissin my Chevelle? That's going too far mister! :wink:
  15. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Pinto -> Ferrari

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