Depth at Running Back No Longer a Problem For Arkansas

Posted by Roger Gowens on August-26-2009 Add Comments

What a difference a year makes.

Just 12 months ago, the Arkansas Razorbacks entered the 2008 football season with a lot of uncertainty at the running back position after the departures of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones to the NFL. Both left with a year of eligibility remaining.

It was believed that Michael Smith could be a solid SEC-caliber back, but with few carries to be had after McFadden, Jones and Peyton Hillis, also in the NFL, Smith was very much an unproven commodity when the game was on the line.

While Smith established himself early in the 2008 campaign as a force to be reckoned with, true freshmen backups DeAnthony Curtis and Dennis Johnson struggled to run the ball from scrimmage (though Johnso...

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