Jayhawks' running backs ramping up competition
Saturday, August 27, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The running back competition at Kansas is entering its final week.
Sophomore James Sims appears to be in line for the start in the season opener Sept. 3 against McNeese State, but carries are still up for grabs.
Freshmen Darrian Miller and Anthony Pierson are making a push for playing time during fall camp, and redshirt freshman Brandon Bourbon has been impressive after recovering from a broken ankle that he sustained last spring.
Jayhawks coach Turner Gill knows that his team will have to shorten games to have a chance of winning this season. So he plans to lean on his entire running back-by-committee to keep the chains moving and keep his suspect defense off the field.