Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Position-by-position breakdown: running backs

We continue our position-by-position breakdown of the Aggie football team with the running back position. You can read about the quarterbacks by clicking here.

Running backs
Robert Clay started down the stretch of last season for NMSU and endeared himself to the Aggie faithful.

Standing at 5-foot-10, 192 pounds, Clay hit the hole hard, was a tough runner inside and had just enough speed to be a threat out of the backfield.

Under new offensive coordinator Doug Martin the Aggies will move to a zone-blocking scheme in the running game that asks the ball carrier to be patient, allow holes to open in front and then pick the correct one to hit.

Clay seems to be a good fit for the system and could be in for a solid year.

Germi Morrison is a junior college recruit who is expected to be a contributor and Kenny Turner, last year’s starting running back, is expected to still get carries as a do-it-all player from the Aggies newfound H-back position.

True freshman Brandon Betancourt, a Mayfield High School graduate, has displayed a burst during August camp. He's someone to continue keeping an eye on as practices unfold.

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