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Gators' Demps, Rainey leaders among running backs



Last year's starting RB tandem of Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps is solidly in postion to keep those jobs.

UF coach Will Muschamp said the two are the clear starters through the first five days of practice.

“I think right now, Chris and Jeff certainly have distanced themselves from the pack,’’ Muschamp said. “Mike (Gillislee) and Mack (Brown) have got some making up to do - Mack missed most of spring, Mike missed all of spring – mentally as far as getting back into it, and also physically. It’s been a long time since they’ve had contact. But I think they are progressing well. But certainly Jeff and Chris have distanced themselves.’’

The two combined for 917 yards last season, despite the fact that Demps missed most of the season with a foot injury and Rainey was suspended six games.



[Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:11pm]


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