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Anyone have a guess on how they'll be split this year?
I'm thinking if Texas rushed the ball 50 times in a game it's probably something like:
I say that because Brown seems like he gets better as the game goes on and might need more carries to be more effective.
Assuming ~40 carries a game:
Brown - 12
Gray - 11
Bergeron - 14
Monroe - 3
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I'd love 40 carries a game. 35 passes and 40 rushes would be a kick ass ratio.
Based on 40 carries a game
Daje Johnson 3
WR or QB 1
That is assuming that Gray takes over for Fozzy in the wildcat role.
Mason Walters - 20
Hopkins - 20
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Throwing out the anamolies we averaged about 45 rushes per game. While I think we throw the ball a bit more this season, I think we will grind out the clock enough to where we will have about the same rushing attempts when its all said and done.
Brown and Bergeron are grouped together in my mind bc theyre both practically interchangeable. 1st2nd&goalline backs. Theyll essentially split those carries. Call it 22-25 carries per game.
Gray is an everydown back but will likely see more action on 3rd downs than the others. Wouldnt be shocked to see him get a couple more total carries than B&B(split) due to versatility and possible wildcat action at the goalline. Call it 12-15 carries per game.
Then you throw in about 5 to 10 carries a game for DJ/Daje, Hills, and Ash.
I believe that Bergeron will be our go to guy.
Gosh by the time I posted I noticed that others had included the qb carries
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I think it will take a few games before Gray gets more than 7.
Im very bullish on Grays carries. Would be willing to place a friendly wager that he tops 7 carries in at least one if the first few games.
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Interesting note - Alabama averaged 67.5 plays per game and LSU 64. OU averaged around 81. Since we have taken our offense the SEC route and with our defense as stout as it is, 75- plays per game means we are kicking some serious ass. But only if we control our turnovers.
Is it August yet?
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Since Harsin thinks in terms of "roles" inside packages, as opposed to depth chart "positions" per se, we may need to consider this in terms of "touches", as opposed to just "carries", and may need to think about this through the lens of packages instead of depth chart.
That said, I think you'll see J.Gray's tally increase due to his role in the passing game and his role as in the Wildcat package. Also, a key here is who is the short yardage RB? Assuming it's Bergeron primarily, than his carries may go up, but not necessarily because he's the preferred option relative to Malcolm Brown as primary RB. Lastly, I wonder if J.Overstreet belongs in this seasons' allocation of carries.
Net-net, in terms of touches, I'll guess:
M.Brown - 15
J.Gray - 12
J,Bergeron - 10
Ash - 5
Monroe - 3
I think Malcolm will be the primary bell cow between the 20s, and I think Harsin will lean heavily on the run between the 20s. Bergeron in the short yardage package, and J.Gray in the "change-up" packages like the Wildcat and the 3rd down passing packages.
August that reminds me. When does ut start practices in August ?
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MB - 14
JB - 12
JG - 12
Others - 7
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If Jeremy Hills has more carries than Case McCoy's minutes played per game, then I say definite 10-11 win season...
I dont think theres going be a definitive number or really a ball park. Well let me rephrase that, there shouldne be a definitive number with each guy IMO. I think it should be whoevers got the hot hand should be the guy that gets the most carries throughout a game or even a stretch of games. If you try to split it too evenly all three never really get a chance to get going because their always gonna be wondering "when am I going to come out". I get wanting to spare each to reduce the risk of injury but youve got to give it to whoever is the most effective at the time.
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Brown - 16
Joe B - 12
Gray - 9 (5 out of the wildcat per game)
Ash - 5
Monroe/Daje - 3
Brown will get 60% of the carries in quarters 1-3, and Joe B will get the bulk in the 4th. Brown's vision is what seperates them early in the game when the defense is fresh.
Assuming 45 carries:
Brown - 14
Bergeron - 14
Gray - 10
Daje/DJ - 4
Ash - 3
I was just about to post the same thing. Gray will have significant touches, but a good portion of those will be passes designed to get him in space with blockers out front, which is where he is so explosive
I'll just be really happy if everyone listed stays healthy to be fighting for carries.
Based on 45 carries I'll go with
it's going to be different every game based on injuries and who has the hot hand. but i'll play... based on 45 carries.
JG- 7 (i think he get's more passes than any of the other running backs)
I think everyone is in the same ballpark on distribution, the only thing I might change is changing some of Gray's carries to receptions. I see him being used a lot in this role.
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