How many running backs does Auburn really need to get through the 2021 season?

Devan Barrett's departure gives the Tigers four scholarship running backs for the fall. Is that enough? Let's look at what the numbers tell us.

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If there’s a single position group in college football that has been more affected by the transfer portal than Auburn’s running backs, that would be quite the accomplishment.

Nine months ago, the Tigers had Tank Bigsby, Shaun Shivers, D.J. Williams, Mark-Antony Richards and Harold Joiner as their scholarship running backs.

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