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Stoops: Murray to get AD-like carries

Jake Trotter Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm •  Published: July 28, 2010

Throughout out his career in Norman, DeMarco Murray has had to share the spotlight at running back. First with Allen Patrick and Chris Brown. Then, with just Brown.

But this season, count on Murray’s workload to increase. Perhaps to an Adrian Peterson-like number of carries, coach Bob Stoops said during Big 12 media days Wednesday.

“He’s had some bad luck with some odd, different injuries, and I really believe coming into this year, with his experience, his ability to run but to catch the ball out of the backfield, we really anticipate him having a really big year for us,” Stoops said. “We’re hoping in line of similar to a guy like Adrian Peterson, that kind of opportunity to run the ball or have his hands on the ball that number of times is what we’re hoping for.’