With just a few days until Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals kickoff the 2012 season, the fans are still waiting to find out who the starting running back will be. At Monday’s press conference, Coach Strong said that he was still waiting to decide on a starting back and would likely wait until after Tuesday or Wednesday’s practice to make a decision. That has apparently changed.
“We are going to have one guy that will be declared as the starter, we will let them know that on Saturday,” Louisville running backs coach Kenny Carter told the media after Tuesday’s practice. Carter also said the team should be well aware of who the starter is based on who has been dominating in practice.
It doesn’t much matter who starts the game, considering three running backs will receive carries, but don’t be surprised if redshirt junior Jeremy Wright is named the starter. Wright has had a tremendous fall camp. Dominique Brown and Senorise Perry have been battling as well, but Wright has reportedly been the most complete back over the past two weeks.
Wright struggled with injuries and ball security in 2011, but showed a lot of potential during 2010. He didn’t breakout last year like some had expected, but this 2012 may be a different story.