Ross Douglas Moving To RB

Submitted by MJ14 on February 3rd, 2014 at 6:49 PM

I can't find any definite online source to post here, but it has been confirmed. Ross will be working with the running backs this spring. Sam Webb talked a little bit about it today. Ross is listed as 5'10" and 176 pounds on the official roster. I would assume he will be a change of pace back/possible 3rd down back. 

Edit: Magnus has a tweet up about it.

Ed-Ace: This originally came from a board post by 247's Steve Lorenz ($):

This one was not reported, but we've been given some great information that redshirt freshman cornerback Ross Douglas will be moved to running back this season. He played the spot on the scout team last season and we're told he was excellent. Remains to be seen whether he'll be in the mix for carries or what.

Comments

beat ohio

February 3rd, 2014 at 10:20 PM ^

I have to commend you on the avatar. J Dilla was awesome, and Doughnuts is an awesome album. Really sad about how he passed - not a fun way to go out, for sure. Definitely seems to have cause him to dig deep and create that album though - awesome work.

Monocle Smile

February 4th, 2014 at 12:16 AM ^

We had a couple of nice-looking freshmen.

I also don't get the Wilson negging. He made a few very nice plays over the course of the year, and teams largely avoided him when he was on the field. He was only really a liability in man coverage against big tight ends, and he made the tackle even when he gave up completions.

gwkrlghl

February 3rd, 2014 at 7:03 PM ^

Honestly I don't think he is ever going to crack the two-deep at CB and we're thinner at RB so why not? Give the young man a chance to make it on the field

briangoblue

February 3rd, 2014 at 7:09 PM ^

Interesting. Better than wasting reps at DB. Good running backs can come out of nowhere sometimes. With Rawls gone, Drake Johnson rehabbing, and hopefully Hayes and Norfleet going exclusively to slot it's probably a numbers thing. 

GoBLUinTX

February 3rd, 2014 at 7:16 PM ^

His freshman Height / Weight, especially his weight, may have changed significantly over the last six months.  It is quite possible he's done some growing and expanding.

Wouldn't it be something if he's now 5'11, 215, hasn't lost a step, and has thighs the size of beer kegs?  

Hey, it could happen.

WolvinLA2

February 3rd, 2014 at 7:31 PM ^

He was an outstanding RB in high school - he put up some crazy stats but the coaches felt he was a better fit at CB at this level. Sometimes the coaches are wrong about that, so maybe he'll be that good. Like many have said, we have a lot of good DBs his age, so moving to RB might be his best bet.

Ryan.MGOARMY

February 3rd, 2014 at 7:36 PM ^

I think Devin to WR and Morris at qb Devon gives us much height and muscle at WR green and smith should be solid at rb and now if we can get our safteies to not play 30 yards deep.. Just FYI hate Texas went fishing early this morning saw deer very tiny compared to Mechhhhhigan deer miss it much haven't shot a buck since 07 just before I joined the army no never shot a afghani or Iraqi but been shot at and blown up in a vehicle deer hunting is much better