Some news coming out of the first week of spring football practice is that running back Kenny Turner will be moving to H-back in Doug Martin's new offensive system for the New Mexico State Aggies.
Turner led the Aggies on the ground last year, rushing for 461 yards and two touchdowns — he averaged 4.0 yards per carry. He was third on the team with 25 receptions for 203 yards.
Turner played in 10 games last year and sat out some games late in the season with a knee injury.
He was considered one of the few gamebreaking-type players the Aggies had on offense last season.
Turner is now 100 percent healthy and is playing a new position.
In Martin's offense, the H-back is reserved for a versatile playmaker. Turner will still line up as a traditional running back and get carries, but will also be put in motion and line up outside or in the slot, asked to turn into a receiver.
One of Turner's adjustments to H-back will be route running on intermediate pass plays — 5-to-15 yards from the line of scrimmage.
If you head out to spring practice, it's worth keeping an eye on.