Video: Arizona's Rich Rodriguez on replacing Ka'Deem Carey
LOS ANGELES – There may be no bigger shoes to fill in the Pac-12 in 2014 than those of former Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey. The Wildcat ran for more than 4,000 yards and 48 touchdowns in his collegiate career before heading to the NFL following his junior season.
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Replacing the two-time consensus All-American is one of Rich Rodriguez’s biggest tasks for 2014, and he discussed just how tough it will be Wednesday at Pac-12 Football Media Day.
“Ka’Deem’s going to be missed, there’s no question about that," Rodriguez said. "He was so durable, carried the ball 36 times a game, 48 times against Oregon. We don’t have that one guy who can carry it 35 times a game like Ka’Deem. So it will be a series of guys."
Rodriguez didn’t tip his hand to which players are most likely to see the most time at running back, but Zach Green, Terris Jones-Grigsby, Jared Baker, Jonathan Haden, Nick Wilson and Adonis Smith came out of spring football as possible candidates.