The Oklahoma Sooners played four different running backs throughout the duration of the season. Emerging as the complete package, Rodney Anderson set himself apart from the others competing for time. Earning seven starts, the sophomore eclipsed the 1,000 yard barrier. Returning next year, Anderson is expected to start once again.
However, the move left questions surrounding the rest of cast. Looking at the depth with incoming running back T.J. Pledger, one talented player decided to remove himself from the equation. On Monday, Abdul Adams announced his intentions to transfer. Opting to return to a location closer to home, Adams has chosen to join the Syracuse Orange.
Starting four games this season, Adams found himself slipping on the depth chart due to ball security issues. However, the young back proved to be a homerun threat each and every time he touched the ball. Adams 99-yard touchdown run against Baylor will remain the longest in school history for years to come. However, it was his only touchdown of the season.
Regardless, averaging 9.2 yards per carry is no easy feat. With Adams’ departure, Oklahoma’s Trey Sermon likely finds a boost in carries leading to an increase in production.