Running backs impressing Magee

Calvin Magee is excited about the running back position this season. Read on to see what he has to say about the young backs and more.

Now that Ka'Deem Carey is gone, running backs coach and co-offensive coordinator Calvin Magee is searching for a replacement.

It is only about a week into practice, but Magee is happy with what he has seen.

"You wish you could get better quicker, but I love the way the guys are working," Magee said. "They are focusing and concentrating and trying to improve every day and that is all you can ask for."

Players like Nick Wilson and Jonathan Haden had high expectations coming in and they are on their way to meeting them.

"That's been very exciting to watch," Magee said. "They are kind of what we thought they were coming in. To get them out here and get them flying around and they are learning pretty quick, it is exciting to say."

Wilson is making a major play to get significant carries and should see action right away.

"He is complete," Magee said. "He is big eyed right now trying to learn and really absorbing everything, but he is a strong runner with some good quickness and some decent speed. He is a puppy, he has a lot to learn."

With nearly every offensive player, the most difficult aspect of the offense to learn has to do with the speed.

"With us, since we are a fast paced offense, it is the speed of it all," Magee said. "Mainly pass protection and the little nuances of when he doesn't have the ball in his hand. They (Wilson and Haden) are both doing really well with that."

When asked if his attitude was different this season now that Carey has gone, Magee gave somewhat if a surprising answer.

"It's fun having him because there was more stability, but it is actually more fun now because you get to groom and teach," he said. "You did that before, but you now really get to see guys develop as youngsters and that is fun to watch."

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