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Missouri Gives Starting Running Back The Boot

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One guy we won't have to worry about anymore when the Sooners visit Columbia next month is Derrick Washington. I had stated in several of our pre-season write ups that the Tigers needed to give Washington more carries than they did last season because I though that greater use of his 4.6 yard per carry average would be beneficial. Now that isn't even an option.

Washington was permanently suspended from the team on Wednesday as a result of sexual assault charges that have been filed against him. He had already been elected as a team captain for the 2010 season after leading the Tigers in rushing yards the last two seasons. Missouri will now turn to sophomore Kendial Lawrence and junior De'Vion Moore to produce rushing yards.