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The majority of BJ's running yardage is coming from designed runs (either his read on the read option or flat out designed QB runs) not pocket breakdown scrambles. If the OL is good enough to provide holes or running lanes for our QBs, why can't we get our backs going?  Is it lack of true RB talent at this level, poor position development from the RB coach or something else?

My opinion is that if we don't get the backs truly involved in the coming years we will continue to have difficulty getting to the next level. The good DCs will take one element away from BJ and make him beat them one dimensionally.

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disagree... i think the majority of his yards are off scrambles.

whenever it is designed he doesn't really go anywhere...

just my opinion

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We have seen that happen over and over and over.  In fact, when I saw BJ running around in the 1st quarter, I knew we would win that game.  It's definitely the biggest need on offense so I am hoping they get it figured out in the off season...

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bj's got 671 yards. if he averages 110 / game, that'll put him at 1001 for the season

have we ever had a 1000-yd rusher before? (hall, maybe?)

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When he scrambles he doesn't take off running. He usually passes off the scramble. The coaches have been trying to get him to take off running rather than throw the ball

I believe Hall went over 1000 yards both years he was here. I need to check, but pretty sure.

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bj daniels got 671 yards. if he averages 110 / game, that'll put him at 1001 for the season

have we ever had a 1000-yd rusher before? (hall, maybe?)

Andre Hall had 1300+ yards in both '04 and '05.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=161640

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I think the most important thing about the Louisville game is that Leavitt gave the majority of the carries to one back (Plancher) and it seemed to pay off for the most part. He was able to actually get some momentum going rather than shuffling in 3 or 4 RBs every couple of plays.

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I think the most important thing about the Louisville game is that Leavitt gave the majority of the carries to one back (Plancher) and it seemed to pay off for the most part. He was able to actually get some momentum going rather than shuffling in 3 or 4 RBs every couple of plays.

I like having a feature back. it lets them get into the game both mentally and physically. I don't care who it is as long as they get the majority of carries.

I think we need to attack the edges more. We like to run between the tackles but with a finesse o-line we can't seem to consistently gain yards. A lot of the good runs we have seem to be when the back can't find a hole but then they bounce it outside for a decent gain. I'd like to see more tosses, sweeps, pitches, etc.

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I don't think too many tosses or sweeps will be effective against Miami's speed on defense.  Ryan Houston for UNC did all right but his yards were up the middle mostly.

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I don't think too many tosses or sweeps will be effective against Miami's speed on defense.  Ryan Houston for UNC did all right but his yards were up the middle mostly.

it's probably not the right game plan against a quick Miami team but I meant more in general.

I'd rather try and get a guy to the edge where he has a LB or CB to beat than to run it up the middle where there are 8-9 300lb guys. especially with our finesse o-line. a spread offense should attack the edges and we don't do that with our running game.

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