Cincinnati offensive coordinator and running backs coach Eddie Gran has a wealth of talent at running back in 2015 with three players battling for the starting job and majority of carries during the season.
With each back bringing something different to the table, Gran spoke with Bearcat Insider about each back and what he's seen from each of them so far in camp as the Bearcats work towards their season opener in a few weeks.
Williams returns after playing in four games in 2014 and going down with a season ending injury. Was expected to carry the load last season but the injury opened the door for true freshman Mike Boone to step forward. Opened against Toledo with a 103 yard performance. Rushed for 655 yards and four touchdowns during the 2013 season.
Like Williams, Green played in three games before suffering a season-ending injury. Before going down Green rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown. In 2013 Green rushed for 412 yards and seven scores with many feeling he had the potential to step forward and become a major player in the Bearcats offense. Has shown signs of stardom only to take major steps back with each gain.
Last season Boone was thrown into the mix because of injuries and came up big for the Bearcats rushing for 650 yards and nine touchdowns in nine games. Made his debut against Miami (Fla.) showing that he not only could carry the ball but also catch the ball out of the backfield. Had a solid spring and showed up for preseason camp looking ready to push for more carries in 2015