When Mike Weber was named the starter for this weekend’s game against Bowling Green, running back coach Tony Alford took the liberty to call Weber’s parents about the good news before even telling Mike himself.
Normally when the coach makes a phone call to a parent, things are, well, not so good. But, when the accomplishment of being named the starting running back at The Ohio State University happens, then a good phone call home is warranted.
Shared on the Ohio State Football Twitter account, the phone call from Alford – as well as Weber’s parents reaction – is a must hear:
The parents of starting running back @mikeweberjr got a pretty great phone call today pic.twitter.com/CiTKmMwUSs— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 31, 2016
Weber also jumped to Twitter and commented on Alford making the call.
Who I do it for ❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/1OHa4zOz7v— Mike Weber (@mikeweberjr) August 31, 2016
Earlier, head coach Urban Meyer talked about how the job as running back for the Buckeyes is the “Cadillac position in sports.” Now, Weber joins elite company alongside Ezekiel Elliott, Carlos Hyde, Chris “Beanie” Wells, Eddie George and Howard “Hopalong” Cassady as starters of the coveted spot.
Ohio State battles BGSU at noon Saturday.