Jayhawks' running backs ramping up competition
The running back competition at Kansas is entering its final week.
Sophomore James Sims appears to be in line for the start in the season opener Sept. 3 against McNeese State, but carries are still up for grabs.
Freshmen Darrian Miller and Anthony Pierson are making a push for playing time during fall camp, and redshirt freshman Brandon Bourbon has been impressive after recovering from a broken ankle that he sustained last spring.
Jayhawks coach Turner Gill knows that his team will have to shorten games to have a chance of winning this season. So he plans to lean on his entire running back-by-committee to keep the chains moving and keep his suspect defense off the field.