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Can Henry Come Out and Play?
The H-Train was frequently mentioned as one of the pleasant surprises of Texas spring football, and much of the rhetoric was that Henry Melton could be counted on as an every-down back rather than just as a short-yardage specialist. Melton was so effective carrying the football last March that his stint at DE was short-lived. Given the fact that RB Ramonce Taylor is no longer in the picture, and mindful that both Selvin Young and Jamaal Charles were hit with ankle injuries throughout the 2005 season, all indications were that Melton was solidly the No. 3 back, regardless of down or distance. However, on Friday, coach Mack Brown said Melton remains the RB in short-yardage and goal-line situations "until Henry shows us the ability that he can be an every-down back." On Saturday, I asked Melton if he thought he has shown coaches that he is, indeed, capable of being an every-down ball-carrier. "I'm still working short-yardage," he said. "I'm working...
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