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Running Start: Freshmen RBs Shine In Debut

Running Start: Freshmen RBs Shine In Debut

It may take a village to replace Doak Walker-winning RB Cedric Benson. Junior Selvin Young is the current chief of Texas' tribe of explosive ball carriers, but a pair of true freshmen sent notice during the Horns' 60-3 shellacking of Louisiana-Lafayette that youth may be served as Texas now turns it attention to Ohio State.

Jamaal Charles showed ample evidence why coaches have whispered that he could be Texas' next great RB. Then again, what program wouldn't want an irresistible object like freshman RB Henry Melton? "They're freshmen, but they're unusual freshmen," said Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis. "They came into camp wanting to play. They worked really hard. They're going to continue to get better as they...

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