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Depth Factors

Scooter Berry

Building quality depth at any position in college football has become more difficult as more teams become competitive, and even those spots which appear to be loaded can quickly morph into areas for concern.

Take, for example, West Virginia's running backs a few years ago. Headed by Steve Slaton and backed by solid reserves and promising newcomers, the Mountaineers looked loaded. However, an academic failing, a couple of injuries and a transfer or two, and pretty soon the position was in search of players to share the load. The road in the opposite direction, unfortunately, doesn't seem to have an... Recommended Stories

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