FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Monday:
Only two running backs are being brought to Big 12 media days this week — that’s the same number of punters, if you’re scoring at home.
The Big 12 had four running backs taken in the NFL draft, so it’s not like the position is becoming extinct. I asked TCU’s Kyle Hicks about the position’s place in this high-scoring conference.
“I think we’re still pretty important,” said Hicks, who had a five-touchdown game against Baylor last year. “I try to make myself important; that’s why I try to be the best complete back I can be.”
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