MSU running back preview: Openings, questions in backfield

The 2015 Michigan State football team is scheduled to report for preseason camp on Aug. 7, exactly four weeks before the Sept. 4 season opener at Western Michigan. This is the second in a series of breakdowns of each position group before camp begins for an expected preseason top-10 team. Today: running backs.

LAST SEASON: Of all the surprising things that happened between the start of the 2013 season and the end of the 2014 season, Jeremy Langford’s two-year explosion may top the list. The lightly recruited journeyman gradually took over the starting running back job in his junior season and was a critical part of MSU’s 24-3 romp that included Rose and Cotton wins. He ran for 1,522 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior, giving him two-year totals of 2,944 and 40. He caught the ball, protected the quarterback, delivered several back-breaking runs late in games and got himself drafted in the fourth round by the Chicago Bears. He also got quality backup from fellow senior Nick Hill and Delton Williams. – Read more at

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