The competition at running back for is far from over for Michigan State, but one player is making strides in fall camp.After Friday's practice, running backs coach Dave Warner said Jeremy Langford has been having a very strong camp thus far.
"He has been creating plays," Warner said following Friday's practice. "If you look at the yardage that we track – and again it's not all live, so it's a little bit subjective – but Jeremy Langford has the highest rush-per-average of any of our tailbacks right now."
Langford, who has bounced from position to position during his time at MSU seems to have put it together at running back.
"He has tremendous speed and he's got decent size and he has played wide receiver and he has played DB, so he has got great hands," Warner said. "He's got the full package, he's just never been stuck at one position to put it all together, maybe. I've seen him through this first week starting to put it together."
Asked if one player has cemented himself above the rest, Warner said he doesn't think so.
"Right now, I am not sure if there is one," he said. "I think Jeremy Langford has had a very good camp. I think right now, you can put Riley Bullough, Nick Hill and Jeremy Langford listed not as one, two, three, but as all listed right across the board. They have all performed very well. The freshmen have been very impressive.
"It's not a bad situation with the competition going on there that we lost Le'Veon Bell. Certainly we would like to have him, but we feel like we have a number of good players there that we can put up a lot of yards by committee."