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I have a feeling Auburn's offense will be "running by committee" this upcoming season, but It would be fun to
predict who will be the leading rusher this year. Omac will certainly be a leader in the backfield and will get a
lot of carries but I think one of the other guys will emerge as a "bell cow". Who do you think that will be?
My guess at this point is Tre Mason.
Omac will lead, but not by too much. He will also have some nice receiving numbers for a RB. YPC should be 8.1 2010 style! (I hope)
No doubt Omac will be a force catching the ball out of the backfield this year, he really improved on that last year.
I can't wait to see what CSL's philosophy will be. It's gonna be fun to watch. He's got a lot of weapons.
Yeah, I think Omac improved in pass catching as a necessity last year. I've never seen us throw so many RB screens as 2011. Obviously to compensate for a big eyed Oline and poor receiver production/ QB play.
Anybody that gets the majority of carries behind JP.
Mason will get the most carries early in the season b/c of his.experience and.willingness to run between the tackles.
Then Blakely will emerge imo. Once he grasps the protection concepts, he can be an everydown back.
This year is a crap shoot. once JR catches up ... JR behind JP next year ..... could be something special
Blakely will be the one.
I was going to put a witty joke here, but I forgot bama fans still use picture books. So I thought I'd expedite the process for you...
kick 'em in the ass, big blue.
WE COMING . WAR EAGLE !
I think o'mac and tre will get yards a plenty but everyone is forgeting about frazier running it behind prosh also.
I don't think O'Mac will lead the team in rushing yards...he may very well have a ton of all purpose yards from receiving out the backfield, rushing and special teams but I just don't see him leading the team in rushing yards without being able to run between the tackles. I personally think all of the backs will get their fair shot at being the every down type of running back we need but in the end I think it will be between Grant and Blakely...at least this year. I still view Mason as a speed back but more effective between the tackles than O'Mac has ever been. I think Grant is really the happy medium between them all...speed, size and strength. Blakely is of course a little larger than the rest so in the end it really may be determined by who is the most durable and can last the entire game. Either way though I don't think we can go wrong with any of the above running backs especially with Prosch bulldozing the path. Kiehl Frazier is also worth noting,especially if he is the starting QB, as another poster in this thread already has...I'm sure he will have a decent amount of rushing yards as well. Sorry for rambling a bit and to answer the question I think it will be either Grant or Blakely that have the most rushing yards with Mason and O'Mac racking up all purpose yards and not being very far behind the leader.
*as a disclaimer I have absolutely no coaching or playing experience so my opinions are probably wrong*
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