By Jeff Kubiszyn @JeffKubiszyn on April 10, 2014
Texas Longhorns fans will get to see the progress Charlie Strong has made with the team at its annual Spring Game Apr. 19. One position that is unsettled is the running back stable. Here is a look at who will (and won't) be suiting up for the Longhorns this spring.
Texas announced that Joe Bergeron will miss the remainder of spring practice to focus on academics. This is a big blow to the offense. Bergeron is a big, powerful back who is hard to bring down on first contact. Fans hope to see No. 24 back in action in the fall.
Johnathan Gray was on his way towards a 1,000 yard season before an achilles injury against West Virginia sidelined him for the rest of the 2013 season. Gray will not participate in any spring drills. The focus will be to get Gray healthy for the season opener Aug. 30.
Jalen Overstreet is a man in limbo. Recruited as a quarterback, Overstreet instead saw action in the Texas backfield. He had fans excited following a 92 yard, two touchdown rushing performance in the season opener against New Mexico State. Unfortunately he saw action mostly on special teams, and only had 11 touches the rest of the season. With Bergeron and Gray out, Overstreet has a chance to impress coaches this spring.
Daje Johnson is the fastest running back on the roster. He is a threat to take it the distance every time he has the ball. Injuries and immaturity haunted Johnson in 2013. He missed parts of three games with a high ankle sprain and two of the last three games for violating team rules. Johnson is one of the players Strong is counting on to buy in to the program and make an impact this season.
Texas fans breathed a sigh of relief when Malcolm Brown announced he would return for his senior season. Brown is a workhorse back who runs hard on every play. Questionable depth behind him means Brown will get the lion's share of the carries this spring, and possibly the whole season.
July 4, 2015 by Mike Gibson
With the AAC being the most high-profile Group of 5 league, it can make a statement it belongs with the Power 5 with wins in any of these five games. Read More
July 3, 2015 by Dan Escalona
After missing most of 2014 due to injury, former Ohio State four-star recruit Johnnie Dixon is healthy once again. The speedster promises to put the Buckeye offense into overdrive in 2015. Read More
July 2, 2015 by brookshooley
Penn State's 2015 season is right around the corner, but waiting isn't easy for Nittany Lions fans. This list of the top 10 plays from last season will help pass the time. Read More
July 2, 2015 by Tyler Brett
Utah may have a major issue reloading their secondary in 2015 after the arrest of Dominique Hatfield. Read More
July 1, 2015 by Dan Escalona
In Northwestern's quarterback competition, Clayton Thorson gives the Wildcats the best chance to be a surprise in Big 10 football and a return to conference relevance. Read More
July 1, 2015 by Barrett Pfeiffer
Here are the rankings for the starting quarterbacks in the SEC East heading into the 2015 college football season. Read More
July 1, 2015 by brookshooley
Ohio State's 2015 season is right around the corner, but waiting isn't easy for Buckeye fans. This list of the top 10 plays from last season will help pass the time. Read More
Here are the rankings for college football quarterbacks in the SEC West. Read More