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RB Coach Tony Alford (Official Thread)

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

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The Tony Alford's answer to the Zach Smith's "Zone 6":

     
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    WITH 50 CARRIES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, OHIO STATE RUNNING BACKS COACH TONY ALFORD SAYS EZEKIEL ELLIOTT IS GETTING A FAIR AMOUNT OF TOUCHES



    Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer makes his offensive philosophy sound quite simple to the average person: “If you have a good player, you get him the ball,” he says.

    But over the Buckeyes’ previous two games — a 38-0 victory over Hawai’i and a narrow 20-13 escape against Northern Illinois — it doesn’t seem like that has been happening. And when that point was brought up to Meyer in his weekly press conference Monday afternoon, the fourth-year Ohio State coach agreed.

    “No,” Meyer said when asked if he felt like he was getting the ball to his best players enough. “Then a couple times we did and it didn’t get to them, so we’ll get better.”

    One of those players who has been a hot topic to get more touches is running back Ezekiel Elliott, but he's not necessarily one of the players Meyer was referring to about touching the ball more.

    Elliott has received plenty of touches over the last two weeks. Ohio State’s junior running back has received a total of 53 touches against Hawai’i and Northern Illinois. He gained 101 yards on 27 carries against the Rainbow Warriors and had 23 runs for 108 yards versus the Huskies. Elliott also had three total coaches in the two games.

    Perhaps there’s something to how Elliott has garnered those touches — maybe the Buckeyes have gone away from him for too many consecutive series — but as far as sheer quantity of carries? Elliott is right where he needs to be.

    Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford agreed Monday when he was asked if Elliott had been touching the ball enough.

    “If someone says he’s not carrying it enough, I can’t answer that for you,” Alford said, before adding he feels Elliott is getting an adequate number of touches. “He’s doing fine.”
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    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2015/09/60025/with-50-carries-over-the-last-two-weeks-ohio-state-running-backs-coach-tony-alford-says
     
  3. MD Buckeye

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

  4. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    Great response to an idiotic tweet from a twit at tsun by Coach Alford.

    http://ohiostate.247sports.com/Bolt/Michigan-Ohio-State-coaches-trade-shots-on-Twitter-40249413
    [​IMG]Chris Partridge‏@CoachCPartridge
    Just remembered a great quote. "A person is only insecure about losing someone when they know someone else can treat them better"


    [​IMG]Coach Tony Alford ‏@CoachTonyAlford 4h4 hours ago
    My dad, RIP, taught my brothers & I that we NEVER should feel insecure about what others do/think if we KNOW WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE STAND FOR
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015
  5. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    That Chris Partridge character looks extremely douchey.
     
  6. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    He's a Michigan man. What did you expect?
     
  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    What's a 35-year-old man doing wearing his ball cap backwards? Obvious dickwad.
     
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  8. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Is he secretly related to Jim-Bo, Jay-Bo and Danny too? Just wondered by the last name.
     
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  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    If we could put some white sun glasses on him it'd be complete.
     
  10. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '14 NFL Pick'em Champ '13 BP FBB Champ


    #JobNeverStops
     
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    TONY ALFORD'S PADDED BAT SERVES AS PLENTY OF MOTIVATION FOR OHIO STATE RUNNING BACKS NOT TO FUMBLE THE FOOTBALL



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    His players hate it. Frankly, it looks a little out of place on a football field. But the padded bat that never leaves Tony Alford's hand during an Ohio State practice is all the motivation Mike Weber, Demario McCall and Co. need to be sure the ball never hits the turf after it touches their hands.

    “When we get the ball, he wants us to squeeze it, tuck it, chin-chin,” McCall said on Thursday. “So as they're swinging the bat, I mean, they're swinging at the ball. That's what the defense is doing, swipe at the ball.”

    Good defenses capitalize on mistakes made by opposing offenses to create turnovers. Great defenses create opportunities for themselves by punching out of a ball carrier's mitts, like McCall said.

    Like any high-profile football program, putting the ball on the ground it not is allowed at Ohio State. Which is why Alford carries his bat around. What varies from playful to serious swipes at the football and the arms and hands that carry it are meant to force the act of protecting the most prized possession on the field into becoming second nature.

    “If I take that bat and hit that ball and you're not carrying that ball properly, the ball comes out. It's better than me just tapping my hand on it,” Alford said. “It's an emphasis point where we're swinging that bat at them. It's just an emphasis and always having that ball secured.”

    McCall said the bat was first brought to practice by Urban Meyer, who yielded to Alford and the rest of his assistants. Alford claims it is used during drills by all the skill positions to ensure the necessary steps are taken for ball security. Yet Alford and a graduate assistant or two are the only men to carry it around practice in the three brief sessions Ohio State has allowed reporters to watch so far this spring.

    “I get to swing at them,” Alford grinned. “I like it.”

    “I'm going to start hiding it, man,” said McCall. “That thing hurts.”

    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/spring-practice-2017/2017/03/81205/tony-alfords-padded-bat-serves-as-plenty-of-motivation-for-ohio-state-running-backs-not-to
     
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    OHIO STATE RUNNING BACKS COACH TONY ALFORD RECEIVES $50,000 RAISE, SET TO MAKE $450K IN 2017 ON 1-YEAR DEAL

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    Ohio State's running backs coach is set to make $450,000 in base salary for the 2017 football season as part of a new 1-year contract he signed with the Buckeyes. Alford's old deal paid him $400,000 in base compensation last year.

    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/05/82358/ohio-state-running-backs-coach-tony-alford-receives-50000-raise-set-to-make-450k-in-2017-on-1-year-deal
     
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Top recruiter and a 1000+ yard rusher each of his 3 years here. Hell, it wouldn't surprise me if he has two 1000 yard rushers in 2018, both Weber and Dobbins are more than capable. This guy doesn't get the credit he deserves. I wonder why he doesn't more considereation for some of the head coaching jobs.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
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