Time for some sports. College football fans, take note of this name: Laurence Maroney. He is the best running back in the land that no one outside of Big 10 country has ever heard of. In my opinion, he may be the best in the entire country, period, this season.
Maroney has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of the past two years for Minnesota. Oh, by the way, the other Gopher running back the last two seasons, Marion Barber III (now in the NFL) ALSO rushed for 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons.
That's right, two backs, BOTH with 1,000 yards, two seasons in a row. So with Barber gone, look for Maroney to get his 2,000 and Heisman consideration this year. He started the season with a 67-yard dazzler of a TD run against Tulsa this past Thursday night...on the FIRST play from scrimmage for the Gophers this season.
Ah, it's gonna be fun to watch this guy. Enjoy, Illini fans, and it's okay to be envious.