In the last years, only Michigan and Nebraska have fielded more 1000-yard rushers than Auburn.Every Auburn running back that has rushed for 1000-yards has been drafted into the NFL:
Since 1970, Auburn running backs have been drafted into the NFL. Not included in the above list of 1000-yard rushers but good enough to be drafted into the NFL:
Tommy Agee (FB)
Reggie Ware (FB)
Kevin McLeod (FB)
Heath Evans (FB)
Gus Malzahn will be the offensive coordinator at Auburn for the 2009 season. He also believes in a strong running game. In 2006 as the offensive coordinator at Arkansas, the Razorbacks had thirteen (13) 100-yard games by a running back. In 2007 as the offensive coordinator at Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane had eight (8) 100-yard performances and eight (8) again in 2008. There is a reason why many consider Auburn, “Running back U” and you now have the opportunity to carry on the tradition.