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Allen named starting running back

By mrasor Published: September 10, 2008

After running for more than 100 yards against Syracuse, Alex Allen is now the starting running back.
J.D. Brookhart made some other changes to the depth chart heading into Saturday's game at Ball State. You might think they are minor, but I know the coaches wouldn't alter anything without a reason.

    The other changes...
    Andre Jones and Alphonso Owen share a starting position at receiver. They did last week, too. But now Jones is listed first. Richard Sandilands is no longer listed as a backup at that spot. (He remains as the backup holder, though.)
    Dashan Miller now shares a starting job with Jeremy Bruce. Bruce was the lone starter before this week.
    Joe Tuzze is off the depth chart at running back. With all that talent in the backfield, there's just no room for a fullback-type runner.
    To relieve the busy Jones, Andrew Johnson is now the alternate kick returner, alongside Bryan Williams.
    James Harvey is the new starting nose tackle. We saw last week's starter, Cowles Stewart, fall to a leg injury of some sort. The backup is Joe Rash. Ryan Bain is left off this week's depth chart, so you probably won't see him Saturday.
    Sean Fobbs is left off the depth chart at linebacker. He shared the job with Mike Thomas last week. That's another possible injury.
    True freshmen Norman Shuford and Josh Richmond are no longer listed as third-string cornerbacks. Perhaps this was a decision to keep their redshirts alive.
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