Hawkeyes forced to turn to unproven running backs

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has long been known for its punishing running attack. But the Hawkeyes will wrap up spring ball next week with serious questions to answer about their running back situation. Iowa is down to a pair of unproven sophomores, Damon Bullock and De’Andre Johnson, after Marcus Coker’s departure and Jordan Canzeri’s knee injury. True freshmen Greg Garmon and Barkley Hill join the team in August. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Bullock and Johnson have made consistent improvement this spring. He also says they’ve told Garmon and Hill to do everything they can to be ready to play by the end of the summer.