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Published: Saturday, Aug. 9 2014 5:30 p.m. MDT

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John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

The UConn game will be an eye opener for a lot of people. Specifically, they will realize that the loss of Williams is not as big of a loss as they thought.

There is no doubt that Williams accomplished a lot last year. But there is no doubt that he monopolized the vast majority of the carries.

Any one of the other running backs would have been just as effective if given the same number of carries. Don't forget that Hine out rushed Williams in the Idaho State game, on fewer carries. BYU will be just fine.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

The UConn game will be an eye opener for a lot of people. Specifically, they will realize that the loss of Williams is not as big of a loss as they thought.

The irrefutable fact is that the combination of Hine, Lasike, and Brown will be just as effective as Williams, if not even more effective. Those three have skills that will more than compensate for Williams' absence.

There is no doubt that Williams accomplished a lot last year. But there is no doubt that he monopolized the vast majority of the carries.

Any one of the other running backs would have been just as effective if given the same number of carries. Don't forget that Hine out rushed Williams in the Idaho State game, on fewer carries. BYU will be just fine.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

John Charity Spring

While in general I have a tendency to agree with your assessment, there are still points that will make it interesting, if not disconcerting.

Foremost is just simple game experience. There are things you only learn with live ammo, and Williams has the most of it. For example, I think Hine is the faster runner, but has less shift to be able to negotiate more open space.

Warrior Parent
Belle Glade, FL

Hine has tackle breaking strength... better cuts and break away speed. If Hine had not been injured Williams Freshman year, you may be looking at the beginning of a Hine for Heisman season.

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