The Oklahoma Sooners confirmed on Thursday what most fans have speculated since last Saturday night. Freshman Trey Sermon has been named the new starting running back.
The Sooners have used a running backs by committee approach through their first two games, and while we should expect that to continue at least through the next three games, one than that has apparently changed is that sophomore Abdul Adams won’t be the first back to take the field.
Sermon, who is averaging 4.7 yards per carry, entered the game against Ohio State following an Abdul Adams fumble and produced 62 rushing yards to go along with 23 receiving yards and a score.
The thing to watch Saturday against Tulane will be to see at what point Adams enters the game. He’ll undoubtedly play but will it be ahead of or behind Rodney Anderson? Oklahoma will continue to go at least three deep out of their backfield but in the clutch it appears that this has becomes Sermon’s team.