Minnesota will remain rooted in the running game for a while. The Gophers included three running backs in their 24-player recruiting class that became official Wednesday on national signing day. Canadian Jonathan Femi-Cole leads the list of incoming freshmen who will join standouts from each of the last two recruiting classes in a crowded competition for departing senior David Cobb’s spot. Berkley Edwards will be a redshirt sophomore in 2015, and Jeff Jones will be a redshirt freshman.
It’s the kind of week Gopher fans have waited for: A big game that has Big Ten, national implications and, oh yeah, the opponent happens to be Wisconsin. It’s the battle of the running backs – sort of.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a $36.5 million contract. That’s a price tag that used to be reserved for top running backs. In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts.
Tom Coughlin doesn’t have many options at halfback for the winless New York Giants. The choice now is rookie Michael Cox, and that’s it.
Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has been suspended for the first three games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Monday afternoon.
Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.
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