Desperate times: Mark Richt takes to Twitter in search for running back

Mark Richt
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Running back depth at Miami obviously is a huge concern for Hurricanes coach Mark Richt. How do we know? He took to Twitter on Friday seeking one who could play immediately.

Junior Mark Walton is the only returning running back with significant playing time. He ran for 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016, and is expected to contend for the ACC rushing title this fall.

Last season’s fourth-teamer, sophomore Travis Homer, is back after rushing for 44 yards on seven carries last season. And three-star running back Robert Burns of Miami Gulliver Prep enrolled early.

Miami lost two running backs early. Second-teamer Joe Yearby turned pro, but wasn’t drafted. In addition, third-teamer Gus Edwards moved to Rutgers as a graduate transfer.

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