Heading into the 2014 college football season, there are some that believe that there could be a running back controversy brewing with the LSU Tigers. On one hand, there are the folks that believe stud freshman Leonard Fournette should immediately be handed the reins. Then on the other hand, there are the people that see senior Terrence Magee as the best fit.
Well, how about everyone just gets their fair share of the load? That seems to be what Magee sees happening this season.
“It’s always been running back-by-committee at LSU,” Magee told ESPN.com’s Alex Scarborough. “Everyone is going to get their fair share of carries. But at the same time, everyone in our backfield are team-oriented guys. Whatever is in the best interest of the team, that’s what I’m willing to do. If that means me taking 15 carries or taking five carries, then I’m for it.”
At the same time, though, the experienced Magee did jump on the hype bandwagon when talking about Fournette.
“I honestly don’t think I’m putting too much on him,” Magee said. “I truly feel that he can do it. He’s proven himself in high school, and in a few more weeks everyone will get to see what he can do on the college level.”
The fact of the matter is, in this day and age, at no matter what level, it’s never a good idea to have one running back shouldering the entire load, even for someone potentially as great as Fournette can be.
So, Magee could be right.