May 7, 2010

Coe likes Oregon's big back tradition

The era of big, punishing running backs has ceded to smaller, shiftier ball carriers as more college programs are turning to one-back sets, but Oregon is one program that still values a big back. One prospect in the Class of 2011 who fits that mold is Edwardsville's (Ill.) 6-3, 230-pound running back Rodney Coe.

Oregon's location in the Pacific Northwest may have been a deterrent to the Midwest back early in his recruitment, but Coe said he has broadened his horizons as the process has evolved.

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