April 2, 2006

Stoops confident in running backs

One of the biggest question marks heading into spring practice was the running back position. With stars Mike Bell and Gilbert Harris out of eligibility, Arizona is going to rely on inexperienced players at the position in the 2006 season.

Sophomore running back Chris Henry has never had much of a problem impressing his coaches in practice. However, in 2005 he had some serious fumbling problems at the beginning of the season and wasn't much of a factor in the latter part of the year.

This season, Arizona has just about no choice but to rely on Henry and redshirt freshman Xavier Smith. In the first scrimmage of the spring, Henry was impressive running and catching the football except for that fumbling issue showing up again.

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