Backfield in Transition
Marcorus Garrett in his high school days
With the upcoming graduations of Leon Ivery and Zack Kourouma, the Columbia running game will automatically look different next season.
Most fans have made it clear they'd like to see rising junior Nick Gerst pick up most of that slack. And there's a lot of slack to pick up; Gerst carried the ball just seven times per game.
Another great candidate is rising sophomore Marcorus Garrett. Garrett is supremely talented, period.
But a Gerst-Garrett backfield would be missing a bruising fullback type runner. Unsung hero Nathan Lenz, who did a great job asa fullback during his time at CU, is also about to graduate this spring. Nico Papas is certainly capable of filling in next season, which will be Nico's senior campaign.
And no one will be surprised if QB Sean Brackett remains the #1 rusher on the team next year and the year after that.
The question is: should the Lions just go with the speedy backfield of Gerst, Garrett and Brackett and forget about trying to grind out tough yards right up the gut?
Let's hear from the readers...