Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nance to Start Against NAU, Herring and DeWitty Out

Usually when you hear that the starting running back as well as a back-up are out for the opener, it means they got in a barroom brawl or threw some trash cans around an ER waiting room.

Well since we're not Georgia, our depth chart will be altered a bit this week due to injury. Keegan Herring and Shaun DeWitty will both miss the NAU game because of right hamstring injuries. According to the East Valley Tribune, our projected depth at running back for the game will look like this:

Dmitri Nance
Jarrell Woods
Ryan Bass
James Morrison (walk-on)

Nance had a breakout game against Cal last season with 3 rushing touchdowns. It's my belief that he'll be the starting running back for a while. The guy ran for 3,173 yards and 41 touchdowns his senior season at Trinity High School in Euless, TX. It's now his time to shine.

(photo credit: Tom Storey)

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