petedog9 wrote:Reggie Bush has never carried a full load even behind the dominate offensive line of USC verse the rest of the Pac 10. He had White there to take the grunt of the work.
People keep saying this kind of stuff without ACTUALLY looking at it.
Bush had 22 touches a game his senior year, just as many or nearly as many as several workhorse backs in the NFL like Mcgahee had and more than some others. It's also the same amount that Marshall Marshall Marshall averaged in his record breaking 26 TD, 2000+ yard season.
People see RBBC at USC and think it meant he didn't get many touches, but USC used their RBs enough to give both guys a full-sized workload.
And FYI for everyone out there talking about carries...Faulk had only 250 carries in each of his best seasons, including all but one of his 2000+ yard seasons and all of his 20+ TD seasons.
In each of those seasons he averaged 21-23 total touches per game, and 16-18 carries per game.
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