December 29, 2006

Tailback dilemma

Injuries in the backfield have been the norm for the Trojans this year.

Besides losing the top-3 fullbacks for the season, every tailback spent time on the bench with various injuries.

Now with four healthy bodies, running back coach Todd McNair has a new problem on his hands, which guys to play?

Two tailback rotations are common. Bringing in four guys is not.

So how will the carries be divided between Chauncey Washington, Emmanuel Moody, C.J. Gable and Allen Bradford?

"I don't know," Coach McNair said bluntly. "It's top secret."

All that matter to McNair is the fact that they have more guys to choose from now.


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