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A growing trend in college football is the presence of quality multiple running backs for one team, rather than just one.
The Tennessee Volunteers' running attack relies solely on the play of Tauren Poole.
Poole is a fantastic runner who had great numbers in 2010 with 1,034 rushing yards, which ranked him sixth in the SEC. He also scored 11 touchdowns and averaged 5.1 yards per carry.
And while Poole is one of the top returning running backs in the SEC, he struggled with consistency in 2010. A lot will be put on Poole's shoulders and he will have to deliver every game if the Vols expect to make some noise this season.
Unfortunately, behind Poole, Tennessee does not have any other legitimate running back threat. Their second option at running back, David Oku, only amassed 174 yards last season. If Poole is shut down during any game, Tennessee won't have another legitimate option in the backfield, which will essentially make them one-dimensional for the time being.
On the other hand, the Florida Gators have three running backs who have all seen starting time over the past few seasons. And while Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey and Mike Gillislee have all had their struggles with consistency and fighting off the injury bug, their varying running styles should keep defenses on their toes for much of the game.
Not to mention, the added threat of athlete Trey Burton in the backfield will be important. Although he is no longer the quarterback, you can expect him to get some carries throughout the season and we all know that he has the ability to make the big play, especially after his six touchdowns against Kentucky in 2010.
The Gators do not have any running back that will simply blow you away, but the combination of the four players and their different styles of running could do a lot of damage to a defense throughout the course of a game.