Zak Kuhr Breaks Down RB Rotation for Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Ahead of Saturday’s opener at No. 14 Washington, Zak Kuhr meets with the media to preview the state of the running backs unit. Kuhr offers significant insight into where each tailback stands and how you could see them in various roles at Washington.

On Justin Goodwin’s growth and toughness…

“Yeah, he gets a little PO’d when you tell him he’s just a good kid, doesn’t say much, lightning guy. He’s been running behind his pads, he’s making arm tackles, he hasn’t been afraid to run between the tackles. If it’s a run between tackles, he hits it. So that’s a — I don’t know what happened before when people thought of that with him, but he’s been hitting it hard between tackles.”

On where Robert Martin is right now in terms of being game ready…

“He’s getting used to this system still a little bit. I wouldn’t be worried about putting him in the game at all, wouldn’t be worried about that. I want to eliminate some of the mental errors, but he’s coming along.”

On the progression of Josh Hicks through camp…

“Unbelievable. He’s been nothing but on the rise. Anything he does is on the rise. I’ve been so proud of him. He just got knighted today. He deserves it. He works his butt off. He sees something at the end of a tunnel right now, at the end of the rainbow and he’s going after it.”

On if the running backs complement each other…

“They have different styles. Goody, Trey and Josh all have different styles, so it’s not just the same guy going in. They all have different values, different players, but they can also do a little bit of everything. Yeah, they complement each other well.”

On how the running backs have adjusted to pass catching…

“They’ll all tell you they’ve got the best hands on the team. I don’t know about that, but they love it. They enjoy it, enjoy being a part of a receiver. When we go empty sets, we do a good bit of that. They love it, I mean, they’ve adjusted fine.”


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