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Running Backs

Ok, so perhaps predictably, people didn't have much to say about the O-line. So about some talk about a more glamorous position, the running backs? With White gone we have no proven productive backs, but here's what we do have

Kelvin York, Sr. showed flashes this past season but fought injuries. Seems to be the heir apparent.

Lucky Radly, Jr. hard worker who got a few touches but may not have what it takes to be a large contributor.

Jarrell Oliver, So. looks like he could be the guy but never asserted himself this season and also may have battled injuries.

James Poole, So. transfer who redshirted. Whit said he looked good in the fall but needed more time to learn the offense.

These are the only scholarship RBs on the roster. Now, look at the recruiting class and there are at least 2 freshman RBs (Marcus Williams and Drevian Young) with a couple other guys who could play RB. This makes sense as we didn't bring in a RB last class. However, what intrigues me is that we worked so hard to get a JC RB this class. We went after Cameron Artis-payne and when he committed elsewhere we got Devonte Booker to commit. This says that it wasn't just a matter of grabbing a good player, but that the coaches really wanted a JC RB. My question is why? You have a Sr coming back, and a Jr and two So's, all three of whom have redshirted in the program, so that is actually a fair amount of experience. That would suggest that the coaches are not confident in who we have, either due to injury concerns or that the guys they have just aren't up to snuff. My guess is maybe a little of both. Thoughts?

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