August 6, 2013

Warner likes upside of freshman RBs

EAST LANSING - Michigan State will not replace the production of Le'Veon Bell with one player. But co-offensive Dave Warner, whose job description also includes running backs coach, is confident that the team can get the job done with a rotation in the backfield.

"I think it is exciting to be able to rotate guys in there," said Warner. "That way we can use their talents different ways, whether that be one back, two backs, three backs in the backfield. We will see how it works out, but not allowing teams to stack up and play 10 guys in the box like we saw at the end of the season last year, can help us all the way around."

During the first week of training camp, true freshmen Delton Williams, Gerald Holmes, and R.J. Shelton[/db} have soaked up a good portion of the reps at tailback.

The trio has also made a strong first impression.

"All three of those guys are exciting," said Warner, "and all three of those guys are going to play a lot of football for us in the future."

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