By Bob DiCesare
UB head coach Jeff Quinn doesn't see UB's wealth of running backs as a predicament. He views it as a challenge, one he's willing and eager to confront.
The Bulls did some work out of the pistol formation Monday and found creative ways to employee backs who would otherwise be underutilized in an offense that features workhorse Bo Oliver as the primary runner.
"You have to," Quinn said. "It's always been one of my philosophies: If you have a lot of good players play them all, Play the good ones, and if you've got a lot of good players, play them all. And I think that's an important message to send to these kids as they're out looking for different schools. The freshmen are going to come in very eager.
"We have these players that all understand that they have a role and a responsibility and accept it," Quinn said. "At the end of the day there's only one ball and we got to do everything we can to play solid football for 60 minutes and I think we got enough personnel to do that."
The revelation this season could be sophomore runner Anthone Taylor, who redshirted last year. A standout in spring ball, Taylor showed great hands Monday and an ability to turn corners at full speed.
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It's going to take some time to sort out the wide receivers roles but Monday's drills showed a marked improvement over last year, when seemingly everybody except Alex Neutz struggled to get open throughout much of camp.
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