Oregon State running back Ryan McCants gets a chance to take over the bulk of the ballcarrier duties with the departure of Jacquizz Rodgers. McCants was the starter three years ago when Quizz exploded onto the scene and made McCants an afterthought. Now, he's the leader of the backfield back at the moment.
McCants should be on the field quite a bit and could develop into a solid first and second down back for the Beavers. It's been a long wait for McCants, but odds are he won't be the only back who gets touches aplenty this fall -- unless McCants or another back simply breaks away from the pack.