Starter Marshall Musil—After being a standout player his senior year of high school at halfback when he rushed for 1,271 yards on 110 carries, including 21 touchdowns, to go along with 27 receptions for 465 yards and six receiving touchdowns, Musil redshirted last year behind Matt Clapp at fullback. This spring, he proved he's ready to fully take over as the starter at the fullback position, especially when he shined during the Spring Game, racking up 92 yards on 29 carries. But obviously racking up yards on the ground won't be his major role. Rather, understanding the blocking schemes within the offense is, and he's getting much better there. He wouldn't admit to "loving" blocking yet, but he said he's getting more confident and comfortable in the system because of acquiring the right technique. So, that's encouraging news there.
Backup Brandon Crow—Crow's a guy that a lot of Sooner fans remember as taking over the reigns at the middle linebacker position and struggling when Ryan Reynolds suffered his injury in 2008 against Texas. Before last season, though, he moved over to fullback behind Clapp and played in all 13 of OU's games in special teams. Musil is certainly the better option, but Crow has the ability to step in and provide the necessary role if need be.
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