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Searching for Depth in the Backfield

The depth at running back isn't pretty. The Florida coaches have been forced to get creative this spring, including getting some reps in the backfield for Omarius Hines and Chris Johnson, to make sure there are enough capable bodies in the fall. After only one day of practice in pads, Florida head coach Will Muschamp is optimistic about the position changes.

Moving Omarius Hines into the backfield wasn't just about numbers. It was also about how underused he was throughout the 2011 season. Hines caught just seven passes for 106 yards and had one rush for 12 yards. "He's an explosive athlete who has done some nice things," Will Muschamp said on Monday. "He hasn't carried the ball as much, and it's hard to judge in (just) helmets. He did some nice... Recommended Stories

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