Oregon RBs preview
August, 9, 2012
By Brandon P. Oliver | ESPN Insider
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesDe'Anthoy Thomas was the only player in the country with more than 400 yards rushing, receiving and returning last season.Very few programs in the country can lose someone like LaMichael James and hope to simply replace him with a similar talent. One of the biggest ways to be a true power program in college football is the ability to do just that.
The Ducks hope to prove themselves this year as they have a talented group of backs who should continue the dominant Oregon running game.
With James' departure, senior Kenjon Barner finally has the chance to be the go-to back for the high-flying Ducks. Being the go-to back means little in Chip Kelly's system, as Barner knows very well.
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