The early conversation surrounding Oklahoma State running backs this spring has been focused on one veteran player: Jeremy Smith. But don’t sleep on junior Desmond Roland. The former Dallas prep star said the things he learned last year should propel him to a breakout season in 2013.
The running back position this spring at Oklahoma State is all about stepping up. With the early departure of Joseph Randle to the NFL, his sometimes tag team partner in Jeremy Smith must step up to take the primary role. Behind Smith, junior Desmond Roland becomes the second option and maybe the key receiving threat out of the backfield. Finally, this is a paramount spring for Caleb Muncrief.
Jeremy Smith and Desmond Roland ran for three touchdowns apiece, Wes Lunt completed all 11 of his passes in a brief first outing as the new starting quarterback for No. 19 Oklahoma State and the Cowboys beat outmatched Savannah State 84-0 on Saturday night.
The defending Big 12 champions drove for touchdowns on their first five possessions to take a 35-0 lead late in the first quarter...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012
The deepest position on Oklahoma State's team heading into the season opener with Savannah State has to be at linebacker. There is no doubt that for quality depth the duo of Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith followed up by talented sophomore Desmond Roland makes running back strong. However, it's incredible to have a solid three deep at linebacker and feel that all of them can play.