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draftguru151
04-20-2007, 07:17 AM
There are going to be some great RB duo's in college next year, but which do you think is the best?

My favorite is James Davis and CJ Spiller. Davis is a great all round runnder and Spiller has ridiculous speed. I can't wait to see how much he's developed between last season and this season.

Vikes99ej
04-20-2007, 07:25 AM
I have to agree. I think Davis is a first-round possibility for next year. Great speed, and he can catch the ball out of the backfield.

bondo_10
04-20-2007, 08:49 AM
Definently a lot of touchdowns coming in the form of C.J. Spiller this year. His breakaway speed is amazing.

gstock05
04-20-2007, 09:22 AM
I agree as far as a duo, it's gotta be spiller and davis. Very explosive.

Although I think their skills compliment each other better, I'd take Mcfadden and Felix Jones are more talented individually. Tossup between those two...


They're both #1, but some others to keep in mind....

LSU's duos of Broussard, and whoever is behind him. Auburn always has two good backs, and isn't afraid to use two at a time.

USC's talent at runningback is scary. Herschel Dennis, Moody, Gable, and others are all very talented, although I don't know if I'd say any of them are specifically studs.

RWFender1
04-20-2007, 09:51 AM
My 3 are:

Ark - McFadden, Jones
WVU - Slaton, Devine (assuming he doesnt red shirt)
USC - Gable, Moody, Bradford, McKnight (whatever combination you wish to make)

Vikes99ej
04-20-2007, 10:11 AM
USC has way too many runningbacks.

steel man
04-20-2007, 10:57 AM
My 3 are:

Ark - McFadden, Jones
WVU - Slaton, Devine (assuming he doesnt red shirt)
USC - Gable, Moody, Bradford, McKnight (whatever combination you wish to make)
i am so glad to see some WVU love

i have to agree:
my fav and the one that i think will be the best is:
WVU - Slaton, Devine (assuming he doesnt red shirt) and along with White they will be nat. champs!

P-L
04-20-2007, 11:16 AM
I like Spiller and Davis.

asmitty45
04-20-2007, 11:20 AM
Felix Jones and McFadden is by far the best, two of the best overall players in the nation in the same backfield. Spiller and davis is really good two but Jones and McFadden is ridiculous.

bwillie26
04-20-2007, 12:52 PM
Shouldn't worry about Noel being in tandem with Slaton next year. He's almost definitely going to prep school for a year.

TigerBait45
04-20-2007, 02:08 PM
WVU - Slaton, Devine (assuming he doesnt red shirt) and along with White they will be nat. champs!

If they learn to play defense, maybe.

OhioState
04-20-2007, 02:49 PM
Chris Wells and Brandon Saine. Chirs Wells will be sensational and Saine has amazing speed and can catch out of the backfield

Bengals1690
04-20-2007, 03:38 PM
oklahoma and clemson.

Michigan
04-20-2007, 03:44 PM
Chris Wells and Brandon Saine. Chirs Wells will be sensational and Saine has amazing speed and can catch out of the backfield

I buy Chris Wells, but Saine being in this conversation is incredibly homerish.

Gimme 5* CJ Gable, 4* Chauncey Washington, 4* Emmanuel Moody, 5* Allen Bradford, 5* Joe McKnight, 5* Stafon Johnson, 4* Hershel Dennis, 3* Desmond Reed, and 4* Brodrick Green.

fenikz
04-20-2007, 03:46 PM
Devine & Slaton should be good if Devine plays

Jones & McFadden

all the USC running backs

Brent
04-20-2007, 04:42 PM
homer: Goodson, J-train, Tarrant

neko4
04-20-2007, 04:51 PM
USC will have the best Trio or quadrupo

scottyboy
04-20-2007, 05:03 PM
Spiller and Davis have to be the best combo. If this was last year, no doubt rutgers!!!

ps- watch out for Kordell Young, the guy who will spell Ray Rice

(wow, i really am a huge homer...)

OhioState
04-20-2007, 07:40 PM
I buy Chris Wells, but Saine being in this conversation is incredibly homerish.

Gimme 5* CJ Gable, 4* Chauncey Washington, 4* Emmanuel Moody, 5* Allen Bradford, 5* Joe McKnight, 5* Stafon Johnson, 4* Hershel Dennis, 3* Desmond Reed, and 4* Brodrick Green.

i can admit that.

OhioState
04-20-2007, 07:41 PM
I buy Chris Wells, but Saine being in this conversation is incredibly homerish.

Gimme 5* CJ Gable, 4* Chauncey Washington, 4* Emmanuel Moody, 5* Allen Bradford, 5* Joe McKnight, 5* Stafon Johnson, 4* Hershel Dennis, 3* Desmond Reed, and 4* Brodrick Green.

saine was a 4 star

rainbeaukid2
04-20-2007, 07:59 PM
i cant wait to see Justin Forsett and Jahvid Best/Shane Vereen of CAL

elway777
04-20-2007, 08:02 PM
Is Vareen playing tailback?

TACKLE
04-20-2007, 10:39 PM
My 3 are:

Ark - McFadden, Jones
WVU - Slaton, Devine (assuming he doesnt red shirt)
USC - Gable, Moody, Bradford, McKnight (whatever combination you wish to make)

I agree with all of those.

BuddyCHRIST
04-20-2007, 11:29 PM
Arkansas and Clemson tandem are clearly the best two some's. USC has more depth sure, but none of them is as proven or as reliable as the others. Anyways, CJ Spiller might hit top gear faster than anyone in the history of the world.

GB12
04-20-2007, 11:38 PM
If i had to choose just one it would be Arkansas.

princefielder28
04-21-2007, 07:49 AM
Jones and McFadden are pretty awesome together

iworshipbender
04-21-2007, 12:33 PM
Don't overlook Oregon, Jeremiah Johnson and Jonathan Stewart will be great this year.

Cashmoney
04-21-2007, 05:35 PM
im not saying they are going to be the best but lemarcus coker and arian foster of UT might surprise some people. With the loss of our top 3 receivers i think we'll run a bit more this year.

rainbeaukid2
04-21-2007, 09:59 PM
Is Vareen playing tailback?

ya, that is what his girlfriend said when i asked her on thursday anyway

Unbiased
04-22-2007, 12:55 PM
I agree as far as a duo, it's gotta be spiller and davis. Very explosive.

Although I think their skills compliment each other better, I'd take Mcfadden and Felix Jones are more talented individually. Tossup between those two...


They're both #1, but some others to keep in mind....

LSU's duos of Broussard, and whoever is behind him. Auburn always has two good backs, and isn't afraid to use two at a time.

USC's talent at runningback is scary. Herschel Dennis, Moody, Gable, and others are all very talented, although I don't know if I'd say any of them are specifically studs.

Keiland Williams is ahead of Broussard.

Unbiased
04-22-2007, 12:59 PM
Shouldn't worry about Noel being in tandem with Slaton next year. He's almost definitely going to prep school for a year.

He speaks the truth.

1. Clemson (Davis & Spiller)
2. Arkansas (McFadden & Jones)
3. USC (Johnson & Bradford)*

*Based on the talk of them being 'Lightning and Thunder' and Gable moving to DB. The playing time situation for RBs at USC right now is a mess.

TigerBait45
04-22-2007, 07:56 PM
Keiland Williams is ahead of Broussard.

Broussard's probably 3rd on the depth chart, maybe 4th if you don't list Hester as a fullback.

Keiland Williams and Richard Murphy are definitely ahead of him right now, and maybe Hester and Charles Scott too. Broussard is always in Les Miles' doghouse, and for good reason. Hes got all world potential but hes lazy and out of shape.

Mo'town Raven52
04-26-2007, 10:22 AM
I'm gonna have to go with Clemson, C.J. Spiller is a combination of size and speed that blows most out of the water, and James Davis is a horse.
A pair that I kinda want to see next season is Miami (Javarris James & Graig Cooper) also I think Allen Patrick and DeMarco Murray will be a pair to keep an eye on at Oklahoma

Mo'town Raven52
04-26-2007, 10:26 AM
The mountaineers don't have much to look at on defense other than a guy named Quinton Andrews whose an amazing saftey so i dont think we'll be playing a whole lot of defense any time soon.

Mo'town Raven52
04-26-2007, 10:27 AM
Noel is definantley coming to West Virginia, he probably won't do much else other than kick returns I don't think. Him paired with Darius Reynaud on kickoffs is gonna be amazing in Morgantown next year though...

constant cough
04-26-2007, 10:29 AM
McFadden/Jones
Davis/Spiller
Slaton/Devine
Hill/Clay

themaninblack
04-26-2007, 10:25 PM
brown/lumkin

UGA! haha

critesy
04-26-2007, 10:58 PM
auburn will have top 10 definetly.

ben tate ftw

Geo
04-27-2007, 01:57 AM
I remember last year when I came out and said Davis and Spiller would be the next best duo in the nation. It's been nice to see people jumping on the bandwagon since then.

JCarver27
04-27-2007, 07:17 AM
I remember last year when I came out and said Davis and Spiller would be the next best duo in the nation. It's been nice to see people jumping on the bandwagon since then.
went out on a limb with that one

Unbiased
04-27-2007, 05:42 PM
I remember last year when I came out and said Davis and Spiller would be the next best duo in the nation. It's been nice to see people jumping on the bandwagon since then.

That's cool that you were the very first person to think that.

High Roller
04-27-2007, 06:35 PM
Clemson has two very explosive backs. Davis/Spiller should be great next year and maybe even the following year.

Sniper
04-27-2007, 06:39 PM
Michael Hart and Michael Hart....

Just kidding. I wish Michigan had a pure speed guy to compliment him, but as far as the question goes, I like McFadden and Jones, followed closely by Spiller and Davis, and whatever 2 USC running backs you wanna throw out there

supermario86
04-27-2007, 07:15 PM
USC babby! The fantastic freshmen Tyler & Mcknight

dcarey20
04-27-2007, 07:46 PM
Darren McFadden and Felix Jones is easily the best. They are a monster combo.

They are followed by James Davis and C.J. Spiller. Their styles fit well together.

I've gotta be a bit of a homer hear and say that a very underrated combo is Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore for Maryland. They combined for 334 carries, 1558 yards, 11 rushing TD's, and 31 catches. They also share a very balanced workload with Lance at 174 carries and Keon at 160.

Psycho
04-27-2007, 08:01 PM
McFadden and Jones for me. McFadden is amazing, but imo Jones is very underrated.

reese
05-17-2007, 01:34 AM
how can anyone say slaton and devine?...i agree slaton is 1 of the best in the country but devine hasnt even stepped on the field yet so to group him with proven guys like mcfadden/jones and davis/spiller just doesnt make sense...but anyway i thk its a toss up between the 2 pairs i just named and i dont think anyone else is even close

ncstateviking
05-22-2007, 11:58 PM
you guys have covered most of the top ones, but the under the radar combo, and next years #1 combo, is nc states andre brown and tony baker.

coCANES17
05-23-2007, 02:06 AM
1. West Virginia - Slaton/Schmitt/White/Devine/and Reynaud with the slot options.
2. Clemson - Spiller/Davis
3. USC - Dennis/Washington/McKnight/Moody/Gable/Johnson/Bradford/etc.
4. Arkansas - McFadden/Jones/Hillis
5. N.C. State - Brown/Baker
6. LSU - Williams/Murphy/Brousard/Hester
7. Texas A&M - McGee/Goodson/J-Train
8. Oklahoma - Patrick/Murray
9. Oregon - Stewart/Johnson
10. South Carolina - Boyd/Davis

ccB
05-23-2007, 02:23 AM
I like Spiller and Davis.

Sniper
05-23-2007, 02:26 AM
1. West Virginia - Slaton/Schmitt/White/Devine/and Reynaud with the slot options.
2. Clemson - Spiller/Davis
3. USC - Dennis/Washington/McKnight/Moody/Gable/Johnson/Bradford/etc.
4. Arkansas - McFadden/Jones/Hillis
5. N.C. State - Brown/Baker
6. LSU - Williams/Murphy/Brousard/Hester
7. Texas A&M - McGee/Goodson/J-Train
8. Oklahoma - Patrick/Murray
9. Oregon - Stewart/Johnson
10. South Carolina - Boyd/Davis

I believe the title of the thread was Best RB duo, not best running game. God I hope McFadden doesn't come out this year, there's too good a chance the Cowboys get him

mqtirishfan
05-23-2007, 11:19 AM
I think in a few years Aldridge and Armando Allen could be a top duo for ND. This year, though, I'd have to say Arkansas takes it.

Acreboy
05-23-2007, 01:13 PM
My 3 are:

Ark - McFadden, Jones
WVU - Slaton, Devine (assuming he doesnt red shirt)
USC - Gable, Moody, Bradford, McKnight (whatever combination you wish to make)He qualified?

bennybee38
05-23-2007, 02:07 PM
its arkansas and clemson top 2 but im gunna say oklahoma will surprise people.

mil_brew_fan
05-27-2007, 07:38 PM
I'd take Felix and McFadden in a heartbeat

HoopsDemon12
05-27-2007, 08:41 PM
My 3 are:

Ark - McFadden, Jones
WVU - Slaton, Devine (assuming he doesnt red shirt)
USC - Gable, Moody, Bradford, McKnight (whatever combination you wish to make)

basically what i am thinking...god dam does USC have to be good at every position

TouchdownUSC
05-28-2007, 08:05 PM
I agree... 1. Arkansas, 2. West Virginia, 3. USC

If USC has more than one running back that produces though they may be ahead of WV for me next year but thats only judging by how Devine does if he plays. We all know slaton is a beast

Michigan
05-28-2007, 09:16 PM
i really don't think west virginia is in the top 5. devine has no experience and schmitt is the most overrated player in college football.

schmiddog
06-02-2007, 12:57 AM
This isn't really a debate. McFadden and Jones are easily the premier duo. Davis and Spiller are in the same league, but noticeably worse.

draftguru151
06-02-2007, 10:18 AM
i really don't think west virginia is in the top 5. devine has no experience and schmitt is the most overrated player in college football.

If Devine does end up playing I can't see how you can name 5 duos better than that. Just because he hasn't played in college doesn't mean he is a ridiculous talent. And I don't see how you can call Schmitt overrated since no one really talks about him and was only mentioned once in this thread. He is a FB that hard 100 yards when he was the feature back.

SuperKevin
06-03-2007, 02:28 AM
I'm a big fan of Oregon's duo of Jonathan Stewart and Jeremiah Johnson.

dware_94
06-08-2007, 07:45 PM
McFadden/Jones
Davis/Spiller
Slaton/Devine
Hill/Clay

good call............

Green Bay Scat
06-08-2007, 07:55 PM
guru, CCC keep stuntin'

SuperKevin
06-09-2007, 01:00 AM
I'm going to go with Texas A+M because the Mike Goodson-Javorskie Lane combo is VERY similar to what USC had with Reggie Bush and LenDale White. They should have no problem picking up first downs when Goodson will average 5+ ypc on 1st and second down with Lane there to pick up any clutch short yardage situations.