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Jones has depth, speed at running back

by Trent Shadid Published: August 12, 2013
Quarterback David Cornwell, who transferred to Norman North, isn’t the only standout Jones must replace this fall.
 
The Longhorns also must find a replacement for All-State running back Taylor Bilyeu.
 
Heading into fall practice, senior Colton Story appears to be the top candidate to take over as the Longhorns primary running back.
 
Story made the most of his 16 rushing attempts last season, averaging nearly 11 yards per carry.
 
“He (Story) actually had some games last year with pretty good yards on just a few carries,” said coach Dave Martin. “He’s going to be a kid that we look at to take a lot of the reps back there.”
 
Sophomore Cody Yelton will get an opportunity to compete with Story for carries, giving Jones solid depth at the position.
 
“Along with Colton, we’ll look at Cody Yelton,” Martin said. ”He’s just a sophomore so he has a lot of upside running the football for us.
 
“We feel like we’ve got some pretty good depth back there. Colton and Cody are a little bit different type of back than Taylor was, but both have some really good speed and capabilities.”
by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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