Urban Meyer Compared A Big Ten Running Back To Ezekiel Elliott

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer clapping before an Ohio State football game.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Now that Urban Meyer is retired from coaching, he’s enjoying his time as an analyst for FOX Sports. On Thursday, the former Ohio State coach went on the Big Ten Network to talk about the state of the conference.During his discussion on the Big Ten, Meyer had an interesting player comparison for Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.Meyer believes that Taylor is similar to Ezekiel Elliott, who just received a $90 million extension from the Dallas Cowboys.Taylor shined in his season debut with 183 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns. He’ll be in the hunt for the Heisman Trophy if he continues this type of production. In addition to comparing Taylor to Elliott, Meyer also believes the Wisconsin star is the best tailback in the Big Ten.“I think he’s got some Zeke in him. He’s a big, strong running back. I know Reggie Bush, who spent some time in him, loves him. I coached against him and I think he’s one of the best – if not the best – running backs in the league.”You can hear Meyer talk about Taylor here:”(Jonathan Taylor’s) got some Zeke in him.”– @CoachUrbanMeyer compared the @BadgerFootball star RB to his former backfield standout at Ohio State, Ezekiel Elliott: pic.twitter.com/P6rURHIPmN— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 5, 2019That’s high praise for Taylor.It’s pretty clear that Taylor is a special player, totaling over 4,300 scrimmage yards in his first two years at Wisconsin.Being compared to the highest-paid running back in the NFL has to be a great feeling, and it holds even more weight since it’s coming from Meyer.last_img read more