Ohio State's Urban Meyer tired of hearing how none of his running backs have hit 1,000 yards

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encounters the question, he says, as much as 200 times a year from recruits, fans and reporters: Why haven't you ever had a running back rush for 1,000 yards?

In Meyer's 11½ years as a head coach, he's had quarterback Braxton Miller go for 1,271 yards rushing a year ago. But no running back has ever turned the trick.

Meyer's tired of being asked — and particularly weary of having it used against him in recruiting. Other schools tell blue-chip backs that they will not flourish in Meyer's spread offense.

Heading into the fourth-ranked Buckeyes' game Saturday against Iowa, Meyer knows running back Carlos Hyde must have a big game if Ohio State is to extend its nation's best winning streak to 19.