Pac-10 Position Breakdown: Arizona Wildcats Running Backs

Posted by on July-16-2009 Add Comments

After offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes installed his innovative spread offense in 2007, fans called the Wildcats' attack the “AirZona Offense”. While there is no doubt that Arizona has flourished in the passing game since Dykes' arrival, the running game has been just as impressive.

One of the Pac-10’s best one-two punches at running back returns to the Old Pueblo this fall. Head coach Mike Stoops has assembled a talented backfield, rich with depth and versatility.

Is it possible for a tailback to rush for a “quiet” 1,153 yards and 13 touchdowns? Junior Nic Grigsby did just that in 2008.

While other Pac-10 runners got all the accolades, the nimble Grigsby finished last sea...

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