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Texas Running Back Woes

Interesting read… could we have found a weakness to exploit?

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http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/longhorns/08/19/0819texfoot.html

Each one looks pretty strong but will they be organized?
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Boone02 said

Interesting read… could we have found a weakness to exploit?

http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/longhorns/08/19/0819texfoot.html

Each one looks pretty strong but will they be organized?

We are not going to exploit weaknesses in the Texas running game…they will expose weaknesses in our running defense IMO.  We will need to have timely stops and turnovers to stay in this game, they will rush for +200 yards.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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I'd guess our best running threat is backup quarterback John Chiles.  We will use him as a wingback, as a tailback, and he will probably get three to four series as the qb.  He is more Michael Vick than Vince Young, in that he has a lot more juke and raw speed to his run game.

That article does not speak of a redshirt freshman back named Cody Johnson, who is a big power back (255 pounds) and is starting to turn some heads in Austin.  If I understood correctly, he has already earned the tailback spot in the jumbo package, which I hate, but which we do run effectively against most schools.
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Where in the article is the "woe" ?!?

Fozzy Whittaker& Vondrell McGee were elite recruits. Texas will never have a problem with talent at the RB spot as long as we all live……..
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Boone02 said

Interesting read… could we have found a weakness to exploit?

http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/longhorns/08/19/0819texfoot.html

Each one looks pretty strong but will they be organized?

Having lots of depth at RB is more of a strength than a weakness. Maybe they don't have an identity at RB, but they do have options and that is a good thing in my book.

GO OWLS!!!

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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"Each one looks pretty strong but will they be organized?"

Don't forget, only one coach in NCAA history has coached two of the top 6 all time leading rushers……and that is Mack Brown (Ricky Williams & Cedric Benson). I think Mack has some insight into how to organize a running game.
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Dr said

"Each one looks pretty strong but will they be organized?"

Don't forget, only one coach in NCAA history has coached two of the top 6 all time leading rushers……and that is Mack Brown (Ricky Williams & Cedric Benson). I think Mack has some insight into how to organize a running game.

I have no doubt… I am just saying that with 3 people vying for the same starting spot and trying to impress coach on the first game of the season they are gonna try really hard and will either excel or make a stupid mistake under pressure that we can exploit… with 3 different players and multiple play calls and options there is bound to be some confusion and mistakes, maybe not a lot… but there will be some
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It isn't quite the 3 way race that people are thinking.  McGee will be that starter, Fozzy the change of pace/style, and C.O. the short yardage/pass protection specialist. CJ(255lbs) will come in the goalline jumbo package with a 300lbs d-lineman as the fullback. CJ will get some carries in the 2nd half to pound on tired defenses. C.O. may get the first series to honor him as a senior.
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