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Making the Most of His Time

Making the Most of His Time

Shortening the college football games this year has adversely impacted one group more than the rest – backup players. Snaps for reserves have become scarcer than ever before, and sudden impact from seldom used athletes has turned from a luxury to a necessity. Running back Dimitri Nance has carried the pigskin just 33 times in 2006, yet his brief stints are drawing praise from his coaches.

"I'm just playing my role, do what I can when I'm in there," said true freshman Dimitri Nance. "It's a learning experience playing behind those two guys (Ryan Torain and Keegan Herring), and I have a long ways to go. So I work on getting better every week. I still need to work on my pass blocking." Getting used to the speed of the game is something he believes he has improved on since first...

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