With the star quarterback in Colt McCoy having graduated and moving on to the NFL, there has been talk of Texas going back to a running oriented offense. As I was looking through the roster at our different runningbacks, I noticed Jeremy Hills. With only nine total rushes, of course it would be hard to notice talent, but with those nine carries, Hills brings 86 yards and a 9.6 yard average. It is hard to compare a runningback with nine big gains to a back such as Vondrell McGee, with 56 rushes, 300 yards, and a 5.4 yard average, because as we all know, with more carries comes more losses, but another issue of the matter is size.
At six feet tall, 190 pounds, Jeremy Hills is not the prototypical size for a college runningback, but with the training facility at Texas being one of the best in the world, putting on muscle should not be an issue for an athlete. If Hills was able to put on more weight, could he be an ideal running back later in the future? But with Vondrell McGee already standing at five feet, ten inches tall and weighing in at 205 pounds, and more game experience, it would be hard for Hills to prove himself.
All in all, it would seem as though Jeremy Hills might be underrated. Could he be the future of Texas' running game? Is it possible that he could become the starting runningback for later in time? If he could prove himself and put on weight, it would seem possible. Will he get his chance to shine? Only time will tell.
Who do you think will be starting runningback for the 2010-2011 season?
Vondrell McGee (7 votes)
Jeremy Hills (13 votes)
Tre' Newton (246 votes)
Fozzy Whittaker (42 votes)
Cody Johnson (9 votes)
317 total votes