Crawford, Shell could lead talented, physical group of RBs to big plays


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Justin Crawford has been earning rave reviews all preseason camp. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Any time you're talking about skill players on the football field on the offensive side of the ball, you're thinking about their big-play ability. With West Virginia's group of talented running backs, you might see a lot of home runs this fall.

Running backs coach JaJuan Seider has already said this year that he's seen more big plays out of this stable of guys in preseason camp than he's ever seen since he's been here. Don't forget, his career as an assistant at West Virginia has included now-NFL running backs Charles Sims, Dreamius Smith and Wendell Smallwood.

Should those big runs come out during the actual season, fans might think they're re-living the days of Pat White, Steve Slaton and Noel Devine, as West Virginia's Director of Digital Media, John Antonik, pointed out recently.

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