Running back Situation

This forum is for Football related topics only. Other topics will be moved to the appropriate forum.
UStateTim
Posts: 171
Joined: November 26th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 49 times

Running back Situation

Post by UStateTim » October 13th, 2014, 10:35 pm

I'm just curious to see what you guys want to see happen with the running back situation. We have four guys playing now that Nick Vigil has been put there the last couple of weeks. Would you guys like to see us continue this trend? Or would you like to see us narrow it down to just a couple guys? If so who would you narrow it down too? For me I am all for winning so do whatever works, but at the same time I would like to see one of our running backs not named Nick Vigil to step up and have a break out year. I think Joe Hill only had 6 carries, and the other two Rashad, and Lajuan get a couple a piece. It would be nice to continue using Nick in short yardage situations and see one of those three get more carries so they can get into a rhythm. Sorry for all the questions, but it will be interesting to see what happens there this year and I just want to know what you guys think.



1TruAggie
Posts: 137
Joined: November 17th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by 1TruAggie » October 13th, 2014, 11:27 pm

I want to see Joe Hill get more touches. He has another gear if he can get into space, great hands and seems solid with ball security. 15 to 20 opportunities per game, I feel like would yield some major productivity. Plus, he looks healthy now.



StlAggie
Posts: 320
Joined: November 10th, 2012, 1:11 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by StlAggie » October 13th, 2014, 11:52 pm

As exciting as it is to see Nick Vigil get carries and TD's it makes me squirm a little bit every time. Running backs are about the most often injured players on a football field (no statistics backing that up, just my perception). If he were to get hurt while playing offense it would be hard to stomach.



User avatar
Aglicious
Site Admin
Posts: 5259
Joined: January 14th, 2004, 12:00 am
Location: Vega$
Has thanked: 182 times
Been thanked: 387 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by Aglicious » October 14th, 2014, 12:13 am

I would have to agree that Hill has looked better than he has in a long time in the last two games. He is by no means a pile mover but he is hitting the hole pretty hard on inside runs and has had some big gains after getting to the edge a few times. It seems like he is really making an effort to break tackles as well this year. He's twisting and fighting for that extra yard or two instead of going down easily and he's been an ankle trip away from breaking away from the pile on a few of the ones where he is fighting to get away.

I don't mind Kid Vigil in on short yardage situations but I hope the coaches start to expand the number of plays where he is in as a decoy or is perhaps used as pass protection on a play action pass. We've been pretty good not to give him the ball every time he's in on offense but we are going to need even more looks and variety as the season goes on. I would also like to see us use Hall a bit more on the short yardage situations as well.

I have been somewhat puzzled at the lack of use of Hall and Hunt after the Arky St. game. In that game each had double digit carries (21 combined) with Hall averaging 5.6/ypc and Hunt averaging 4.4/ypc. Since that game they each had 3 carries against BYU followed by 2 carries a piece versus AFA. Their average per carry has been lower in the past two games but the sample size is hardly large enough to say they could not have been as effective as they were against ASU if given the same opportunity.

I like that we have options in the backfield but I would like to see one or two guys step forward and shoulder the load. We seem to have good success when we have 2 RB sets with a lead blocker on swings or tosses to the edge. Hall is big enough and quick enough to get out to the edge and has looked good as a blocker on those type plays. I hope to see Hill increase his carries as we move into league play and hopefully he not only stays injury free but becomes even stronger the further he is removed from his surgery. He deserves some success for all the hard work he has put in to overcome all the injuries he has endured in his Aggie career.



UStateTim
Posts: 171
Joined: November 26th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 49 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by UStateTim » October 14th, 2014, 12:57 am

Another reason I thought about it is because I don't want to have to use Nick Vigil at running back as much because outside of one carry he didn't really get much against Air Force. Teams will key in on him every week. I would love to just see Joe Hill or any of them for that matter get more touches and be successful so we can be more balanced and not wear Nick Vigil out.



MetsJetsAggies
Posts: 6324
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 1:39 am
Has thanked: 301 times
Been thanked: 138 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by MetsJetsAggies » October 14th, 2014, 2:28 am

I think Vigil should only be a goal line back/inside the 10 or in 3rd/4th and 1 situations. I'd rather have Hill in space, or see what Hunt/Hall can do given a bit more carries, especially as we get into the easier part of our schedule (defense wise). It's not worth risking an injury to Nick when we need him on defense.



Mediocre at Best
Posts: 799
Joined: January 1st, 2014, 11:30 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 27 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by Mediocre at Best » October 14th, 2014, 6:28 am

"I'm just curious to see what you guys want to see happen with the running back situation"

Recall Robert Turbin, Michael Smith, Kerwynn Williams, even Joey Demartino or recondition Emmitt White, Demario Brown, and Abu Wilson. Sadly we have to wait until next year to find us a good JC back like the Utes Devonte Booker.



User avatar
usudragon
Posts: 61
Joined: August 26th, 2013, 6:37 am
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by usudragon » October 14th, 2014, 6:37 am

I would have to go back and find where MW said it, but in one of the interviews or press conferences this week he said both Rashad Hall and Lajuan Hunt were banged up after the Arkansas State game. Even though Joe Hill was healthy for the BYU game, the others were still healing. That was also a factor in them bringing N. Vigil over to help share the load for the running backs.



User avatar
usudragon
Posts: 61
Joined: August 26th, 2013, 6:37 am
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by usudragon » October 14th, 2014, 6:39 am

MetsJetsAggies wrote:I think Vigil should only be a goal line back/inside the 10 or in 3rd/4th and 1 situations. I'd rather have Hill in space, or see what Hunt/Hall can do given a bit more carries, especially as we get into the easier part of our schedule (defense wise). It's not worth risking an injury to Nick when we need him on defense.
+1
Provided all the backs are healthy, I would like to see Nick used sparingly. We need him too much on defense.



User avatar
brownjeans
Flatulent
Posts: 14379
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 10:21 am
Has thanked: 225 times
Been thanked: 562 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by brownjeans » October 14th, 2014, 9:19 am

I would make either Hall or Hunt the primary back (whichever one is able to pass block and catch best). I'd make Vig a short-yardage specialist and I'd use Joe Hill in 3rd and long plays and option-type plays.
Last edited by brownjeans on October 14th, 2014, 9:35 am, edited 1 time in total.



BleedAggieBlue0
Pick'em Champ - '14 Bowl
Posts: 2443
Joined: January 8th, 2012, 10:18 pm
Has thanked: 242 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by BleedAggieBlue0 » October 14th, 2014, 9:27 am

I'd like to see Hunt get almost all of the carries, with Hall getting the rest. Then bring in Nick for close yardage situations. And occasionally use Hill to mix it up around the edge, or with a screen pass.



aggieaggie
Posts: 1719
Joined: November 11th, 2010, 10:45 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by aggieaggie » October 14th, 2014, 9:30 am

More Joe Hill, and LaJuan Hunt.



AggieDude
Posts: 5464
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 5:10 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by AggieDude » October 14th, 2014, 9:46 am

I like the fact that defenses have to be aware of Nick when he is in the backfield. He is the only one who commands specific attention from the defense. Even if he is used as a decoy more often than not it helps our offense tremendously when he is in there. I really like having him in there 15 plays a game or so. Even if he only carries it 5 times.



User avatar
hipsterdoofus21
Posts: 15850
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 9:39 pm
Has thanked: 401 times
Been thanked: 1014 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » October 14th, 2014, 10:15 am

It seems to me our running game has been more effective when we have two RBs in the backfield. Using the second back as a decoy and something for the D to respect, or using that back as a lead blocker. Used to work really well when we had Joe Hill and KW back there together in 2012.



Coloraggie
Posts: 1555
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 10:09 am
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by Coloraggie » October 14th, 2014, 4:02 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:It seems to me our running game has been more effective when we have two RBs in the backfield. Using the second back as a decoy and something for the D to respect, or using that back as a lead blocker. Used to work really well when we had Joe Hill and KW back there together in 2012.
I like this. Not every down but occasionally. Defenses would have to worry about which one was getting the ball (if either) and which way they were headed. Play action would be beautiful. Could keep one in to block and the other go for a screen. So many options that could freeze linebackers and give Garretson an extra second to throw.



Machismo
Posts: 3664
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 8:10 pm
Location: Providence ,Utah
Has thanked: 358 times
Been thanked: 71 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by Machismo » October 14th, 2014, 4:52 pm

Coloraggie wrote:
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:It seems to me our running game has been more effective when we have two RBs in the backfield. Using the second back as a decoy and something for the D to respect, or using that back as a lead blocker. Used to work really well when we had Joe Hill and KW back there together in 2012.
I like this. Not every down but occasionally. Defenses would have to worry about which one was getting the ball (if either) and which way they were headed. Play action would be beautiful. Could keep one in to block and the other go for a screen. So many options that could freeze linebackers and give Garretson an extra second to throw.
I agree too. I remember seeing more two back sets during the Wake and ASU Games then we went away from it, prolly nicked up like MW said. We know JH is a threat to catch out of the backfield and LH looked good I thought doing it too. I definitely would like to see more of it. Maybe we put it on the shelf and will bring it out again on Saturday, we really didn't need to show it during the AFA Game. The two back set subject would be an excellent question for MW tomorrow during the coaches show.


"It's not a lie if you believe it" George Costanza

JWi11
Posts: 22
Joined: November 20th, 2013, 2:33 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by JWi11 » October 14th, 2014, 5:19 pm

In some ways I want to see them use Kennedy Williams, but after that fumble on the kick return vs. Tennessee, I don't really trust him.



donlarson8
Posts: 1643
Joined: December 7th, 2013, 6:04 pm
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Has thanked: 663 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by donlarson8 » October 14th, 2014, 7:19 pm

UStateTim wrote:Another reason I thought about it is because I don't want to have to use Nick Vigil at running back as much because outside of one carry he didn't really get much against Air Force. Teams will key in on him every week. I would love to just see Joe Hill or any of them for that matter get more touches and be successful so we can be more balanced and not wear Nick Vigil out.
This is a big reason why we got our first two touchdowns against Air Force. He was in on both plays. Both were play action passes. The D respected his ability so much that it opened up Sharp down field. He doesn't necessarily have to get a lot of carries to have an impact offensively.



ChicagoAggie
Posts: 1119
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 7:13 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 44 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by ChicagoAggie » October 14th, 2014, 9:10 pm

I know this post is about what fans want to see. I think you'll see a different game plan each week depending on who our opponent is. It may frustrate some (maybe many) of you.

Personally I like double tight ends or two back sets when running the ball. I really like Hunt. Best blocking back and hits the hole hard. Has a great future if he can bulk up more and stay healthy. Hill is also good if you can get him off the edges quickly. Throw in Vigil every so often (decoy or not).


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



YouEssYou
Posts: 766
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 7:54 am
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by YouEssYou » October 14th, 2014, 9:44 pm

I was actually thinking about our running backs today. I got to wondering what ever happened to Karris Johnson. I thought he would make an impact after watching his high school highlights. Does anybody have any insight on what is going on with him? Also, did Justin Hervey redshirt this year because he wasn't good enough (but Hunt was) or are they planning on having him as the back of the future therefore no reason to play him this year?



USUBlue
13=13
Posts: 4330
Joined: January 10th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 35 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by USUBlue » October 14th, 2014, 9:46 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:It seems to me our running game has been more effective when we have two RBs in the backfield. Using the second back as a decoy and something for the D to respect, or using that back as a lead blocker. Used to work really well when we had Joe Hill and KW back there together in 2012.
That's one of the purposes of the read option offense, using a QB as a 2nd weapon. It also keeps more receivers (4) in the spread keeping the DBs and LBs more honest. One of the casualties of Garretson as the QB is that teams can focus on our RBs more.



User avatar
Aglicious
Site Admin
Posts: 5259
Joined: January 14th, 2004, 12:00 am
Location: Vega$
Has thanked: 182 times
Been thanked: 387 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by Aglicious » October 14th, 2014, 10:14 pm

YouEssYou wrote:I was actually thinking about our running backs today. I got to wondering what ever happened to Karris Johnson. I thought he would make an impact after watching his high school highlights. Does anybody have any insight on what is going on with him? Also, did Justin Hervey redshirt this year because he wasn't good enough (but Hunt was) or are they planning on having him as the back of the future therefore no reason to play him this year?
I have no insight on why Karris has not seen the field other than he couldn't beat the guys out that are in front of him during the Fall. It's sort of frustrating knowing that he has more time in our system/program and couldn't beat out the two incoming freshman.

As for Hervey, I think the idea was that he would be the feature back of the future but I don't think that is entirely the reason he is redshirting. I think his lack of blocking skills played into that decision as well. With Hill, Hall, KW2, and apparently Vigil all set to carry the ball, it was not likely that either Hunt or Hervey joining in Fall ball would be counted on for carrying the ball so the only way either was going to see playing time as a freshman was if they could handle blocking duties. Hunt was and is obviously more prepared for that role and thus he plays and Hervey redshirts.



User avatar
smileyface
Posts: 310
Joined: October 2nd, 2013, 4:30 pm
Location: The Holy Land (AKA Logan)
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by smileyface » October 14th, 2014, 10:50 pm

BleedAggieBlue0 wrote:I'd like to see Hunt get almost all of the carries, with Hall getting the rest. Then bring in Nick for close yardage situations. And occasionally use Hill to mix it up around the edge, or with a screen pass.
So much this. Could be his strong twitter presence (cause we haven't seen much of him on the field) but I'm pulling soooo hard for Hunt. Also, Joe is almost halfway through his senior season. Isn't this when Joey D stepped up and caught lightning for us. I hope Joe can do the same. Someone's got too, we've got a long season ahead and I would rather see nVig causing havoc for the opposing O. (Also, I don't want to wear him out his sophomore year. He's got another 2 years of making me say "Oooooh, that hurt.")


Self-appointed Lord of Aggie Football Wikipedia. Please visit at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_State_Aggies_football and feel free to make accuracy changes.

aggies22
Aggie Insider, Pick'em Champ - '18 Kickoff, '19 Weekly
Posts: 9217
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Location: Smithfield, Utah
Has thanked: 4271 times
Been thanked: 2440 times
Contact:

Re: Running back Situation

Post by aggies22 » October 15th, 2014, 10:25 am

Karris Johnson will likely never see the field at USU.



User avatar
BLUERUFiO
Posts: 2390
Joined: August 30th, 2011, 1:22 pm
Location: Smithfield
Has thanked: 492 times
Been thanked: 52 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by BLUERUFiO » October 15th, 2014, 10:28 am

aggies22 wrote:Karris Johnson will likely never see the field at USU.
Any insights as to why?


GO AGGIES! GO AGGIES! HEY! HEY! HEY!

ChicagoAggie
Posts: 1119
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 7:13 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 44 times

Running back Situation

Post by ChicagoAggie » October 16th, 2014, 8:56 pm

USUBlue wrote:
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:It seems to me our running game has been more effective when we have two RBs in the backfield. Using the second back as a decoy and something for the D to respect, or using that back as a lead blocker. Used to work really well when we had Joe Hill and KW back there together in 2012.
That's one of the purposes of the read option offense, using a QB as a 2nd weapon. It also keeps more receivers (4) in the spread keeping the DBs and LBs more honest. One of the casualties of Garretson as the QB is that teams can focus on our RBs more.
This is good if you have a QB that is a run threat. A double end or two back set will generally require the defense to stack the box giving a good receiver corp (which I believe we have) a more open secondary to work with. It also allows for one running back or end to release as an outlet as a second/third option for an open gain. Given our skill set at OL and at RB and discussing a need to have a consistent run game I think double end or two back set makes sense (at least some of the time).

Btw. I don't think I have seen a counter run play at USU in quite some time ( which would also require a two back set).


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



GameFAQSAggie
Posts: 5421
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 11:10 am
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 208 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by GameFAQSAggie » October 17th, 2014, 10:25 am

USUBlue wrote:
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:It seems to me our running game has been more effective when we have two RBs in the backfield. Using the second back as a decoy and something for the D to respect, or using that back as a lead blocker. Used to work really well when we had Joe Hill and KW back there together in 2012.
That's one of the purposes of the read option offense, using a QB as a 2nd weapon. It also keeps more receivers (4) in the spread keeping the DBs and LBs more honest. One of the casualties of Garretson as the QB is that teams can focus on our RBs more.
A counterpoint is that with how Garretson is a threat with the deep ball, teams are prone to drop back watching for the deep ball taking attention away from the short and middle routes as well as the RBs. And imo, we are just as well off having teams forced to watch the deep ball even if it means less attention on the QB running.



JerBare
Posts: 8
Joined: October 4th, 2014, 10:17 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by JerBare » October 17th, 2014, 11:09 am

sadly Joe Hill has proved to be ineffective. He has had zero success as a RB for the Aggies. Even worse there is no one on the roster other than Vigil that has proven to be able to get tough yards. Our running game is in big trouble.



QuackAttackAggie
Pick'em Champ - '12 Bowl; '15, '17 Weekly; '18 BB Predict the Score
Posts: 15724
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 12:08 pm
Location: 서울
Has thanked: 119 times
Been thanked: 556 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by QuackAttackAggie » October 17th, 2014, 11:31 am

JerBare wrote:sadly Joe Hill has proved to be ineffective. He has had zero success as a RB for the Aggies. Even worse there is no one on the roster other than Vigil that has proven to be able to get tough yards. Our running game is in big trouble.
Interesting thought when joe Hill averages more yards a carry than Vigil (as do 7 other players on the team)


iPhone



G-Swenz
Posts: 120
Joined: August 10th, 2011, 1:21 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by G-Swenz » October 17th, 2014, 12:52 pm

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
JerBare wrote:sadly Joe Hill has proved to be ineffective. He has had zero success as a RB for the Aggies. Even worse there is no one on the roster other than Vigil that has proven to be able to get tough yards. Our running game is in big trouble.
Interesting thought when joe Hill averages more yards a carry than Vigil (as do 7 other players on the team)


iPhone
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the difference is that Vigil gained yardage when we absolutely needed it. Hill will break a 10+ yard run once in a while, but most of the time he is getting held up at the line for 1-2 yards, and our drives stall because of it.


There is no spoon

QuackAttackAggie
Pick'em Champ - '12 Bowl; '15, '17 Weekly; '18 BB Predict the Score
Posts: 15724
Joined: November 3rd, 2010, 12:08 pm
Location: 서울
Has thanked: 119 times
Been thanked: 556 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by QuackAttackAggie » October 17th, 2014, 1:12 pm

G-Swenz wrote:
QuackAttackAggie wrote:
JerBare wrote:sadly Joe Hill has proved to be ineffective. He has had zero success as a RB for the Aggies. Even worse there is no one on the roster other than Vigil that has proven to be able to get tough yards. Our running game is in big trouble.
Interesting thought when joe Hill averages more yards a carry than Vigil (as do 7 other players on the team)


iPhone
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the difference is that Vigil gained yardage when we absolutely needed it. Hill will break a 10+ yard run once in a while, but most of the time he is getting held up at the line for 1-2 yards, and our drives stall because of it.
Vigil has done a good job at what we need him to do. but i think a big problem people have w/ hill is due to confirmation bias. He fails to pick up a third down and they say "ha i knew it." Later on he picks up one and they either don't notice or say "yeah well he wont do it again next time" then he does it next time and they say "oh wow two in a row big whoop" then he doesn't get it the third time and they say "ha i knew it. see, we cant rely on him."

he clearly hasn't been good or up to his potential. but i don't think he's necessarily been worse than anybody else. i expect that to improve over the next few games as we play easier rush defenses.



aggieaggie
Posts: 1719
Joined: November 11th, 2010, 10:45 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Running back Situation

Post by aggieaggie » October 17th, 2014, 1:13 pm

Wells needs to run Hill more.



JerBare
Posts: 8
Joined: October 4th, 2014, 10:17 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by JerBare » October 17th, 2014, 1:18 pm

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
JerBare wrote:sadly Joe Hill has proved to be ineffective. He has had zero success as a RB for the Aggies. Even worse there is no one on the roster other than Vigil that has proven to be able to get tough yards. Our running game is in big trouble.
Interesting thought when joe Hill averages more yards a carry than Vigil (as do 7 other players on the team)


iPhone
That is interesting considering those backs have taken snaps at RB the whole season. Anyone that has seen the Ags this year knows that our backs are below average. I can't remember the last time Joe Hill broke off a big run. Hill on passing downs are different. I know putting Vigil in the backfield isn't the long term solution, but give him the ball 15 times a game and he would destroy our other backs averages.



User avatar
treesap32
Moderator
Posts: 14932
Joined: July 28th, 2005, 1:00 am
Location: Washington D.C.
Has thanked: 265 times
Been thanked: 513 times
Contact:

Re: Running back Situation

Post by treesap32 » October 17th, 2014, 1:53 pm

JerBare wrote:
QuackAttackAggie wrote:
JerBare wrote:sadly Joe Hill has proved to be ineffective. He has had zero success as a RB for the Aggies. Even worse there is no one on the roster other than Vigil that has proven to be able to get tough yards. Our running game is in big trouble.
Interesting thought when joe Hill averages more yards a carry than Vigil (as do 7 other players on the team)


iPhone
That is interesting considering those backs have taken snaps at RB the whole season. Anyone that has seen the Ags this year knows that our backs are below average. I can't remember the last time Joe Hill broke off a big run. Hill on passing downs are different. I know putting Vigil in the backfield isn't the long term solution, but give him the ball 15 times a game and he would destroy our other backs averages.
I don't really get all the Joe Hill hate. He had the longest run of any running back this past week, and led the team in rushing. That's been the case a few times this year. Against BYU he also had the longest run, and was 2nd in the team in rushing with 54 yards, just 3 yards behind Vigil's 57 yards that night. The next closest player was Kennedy Williams with 10 total yards.

I agree with QAA, and also think that the fact that he hasn't been overly impressive thus far to the tune of a Robert Turbin, Michael Smith, Kerwynn Williams, etc. makes people think he is doing worse than he really is. Joe Hill has been fine thus far. Not much better or worse than any of our other backs. It's apparent that his knee is not at 100%. I hope we keep playing him, not as the main featured back, but in certain situations so he can heal up and be good late in the season.

It's really weird everyone thinks Hill can do no right.

Hill has had zero success as a RB for the Aggies.? Really? :noidea:



User avatar
pharquar
Posts: 141
Joined: November 14th, 2010, 8:27 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Running back Situation

Post by pharquar » October 17th, 2014, 2:34 pm

USUBlue wrote:
hipsterdoofus21 wrote:It seems to me our running game has been more effective when we have two RBs in the backfield. Using the second back as a decoy and something for the D to respect, or using that back as a lead blocker. Used to work really well when we had Joe Hill and KW back there together in 2012.
That's one of the purposes of the read option offense, using a QB as a 2nd weapon. It also keeps more receivers (4) in the spread keeping the DBs and LBs more honest. One of the casualties of Garretson as the QB is that teams can focus on our RBs more.
USUBlue, interesting that you should bring Garretson's perceived faults/failures into a discussion about our running backs. Can you tell us all a few more times how you feel about Garretson? I don't think anyone on this board has ever heard your opinion on Garretson before.

8-2 record as a starter.



Locked Previous topicNext topic