The Oregon Ducks were in a transition period in their running game last season. With no LaMichael James or Kenjon Barner manning the back field last year, there were a whole bunch of new faces in the lineup, which could have accounted for their late season swoon. De'Anthony Thomas had a disappointing campaign, Byron Marshall wasn't as explosive as his predecessors and Thomas Tyner just struggled with freshman woes to really be the instant impact player that James or Barner were in their first campaigns in Eugne. Add in an injury to Marcus Mariota that limited his running ability, and it was clear that
We polled Oregon fans to see what they thought about the running back situation going into next year, and it seemed like everyone was unanimous that it would be Tyner who would be the next great running back for the Ducks.
@PacificTakes Gotta go with @thomas_tyner His mix of size and elite speed is going to provide a lot of yards and a lot of TD's— Connor Zins (@ConnorZins) February 27, 2014
@PacificTakes Gotta give the edge to Tyner. His mix of power and speed is lethal.— Dylan (@Dux4Ever23) February 27, 2014
@PacificTakes Tyner.— J'romé (@JaRomney) February 27, 2014
@PacificTakes Tyner. Already looked better by the end of last year.— Charles (@CharlesInNM) February 27, 2014
What do you think? Will it be Mariota and Tyner leading the way for Oregon football next season?