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ESPN: Arkansas is new ‘Running Back U.’

  • 2:15 pm Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Darren McFadden is one of the best running backs I’ve ever seen.

I still remember him thundering past me as I stood on the sideline at a couple of Arkansas games several years ago.

What a combination of power and speed. And injuries, which, unfortunately for him, have hampered his NFL career.

McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis, his teammates, gave the Razorbacks one of college football’s most feared backfields in the mid-2000s, one that has helped Arkansas claim the title as “Running Back U.” for the 2000s, according to ESPN.com.

Arkansas beat out Oklahoma, Alabama and Auburn in the new rankings.

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Lane Kiffin offers high praise for Yeldon, Drake and Henry

  • 4:26 pm Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Alabama has turned out some pretty good tailbacks recently.

You know the names: Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy.

It didn’t take new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin long to proclaim that this year’s backfield is … let’s just say he thinks it’s pretty good.

“As you guys know extremely well, I think the offense is led by the tailbacks. … There probably aren’t three more talented tailbacks in the NFL on a roster than we’re fortunate to be able to work with at Alabama,” Kiffin said at a speaking engagement over the weekend.

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