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Cierre Wood has had a really great season for the Fighting Irish thus far, but I have heard the complaints.
The dissatisfaction with Wood often revolves around how he dances too much, or that Jonas Gray was much better and deserved more carries.
I can't argue that Gray wasn't a fantastic back (he was averaging a eye-popping 6.9 yards per carry, yet his average steadily decreased after getting more carries), but Wood is as well.
Wood has a certain style. He isn't quite the north-south runner that Gray was, but he has progressed immensely since his first season with Notre Dame.
It wasn't until midway through last season when Wood really found his stride. An injury to Armando Allen increased Wood's role in the offense.
In the first six games of last season, Wood had just 24 carries and severely struggled in pass protection. In the final seven games of last season, he had 95 carries and showed a noticeable improvement in his blocking.
In just his second season on the field (he redshirted his freshman year), Wood is a threat catching balls out of the backfield, he has big play ability and has evolved into a dependable blocker.
What else could you ask for in a running back?