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DeMarco Murray Arizona Wildcats 2019

(Videos by Justin Spears and The Wildcaster)

It's tough to argue a position group deeper than Arizona's running backs.

UA running back J.J. Taylor had one of the best seasons at his position in program history. Taylor produced 1,434 all-purpose yards as a sophomore and only two running backs in Arizona history have done more: Ka'Deem Carey — twice — and Trung Canidate. Taylor's 2018 campaign gave him third-team All-America honors and a spot on the All-Pac-12 First Team. 

Now a redshirt junior, Taylor will return as Arizona's top running back and will share the backfield with Gary Brightwell, Nathan Tilford, Bam Smith and freshman Michael Wiley who's received kudos from teammates and coaches during training camp. 

Their coach? Former star NFL running back DeMarco Murray who is entering his first year as the Wildcats' running backs coach after he was hired in January. Murray spoke to the media following Arizona's practice Wednesday, here's what he had to say. 

Contact sports content producer Justin Spears at 573-4312 or jspears@tucson.com. On Twitter @justinesports

This article originally ran on tucson.com.

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