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Spring Preview: Oklahoma’s RB Rotation Hit the Reset Button Behind Gavin Sawchuk

After a puzzling 2023 for the running backs, there will be a position battle behind Oklahoma’s lead back when the Sooners open spring practice.

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Oklahoma’s running back rotation was simply confounding in 2023.

Then-sophomore Jovantae Barnes and redshirt freshman Gavin Sawchuk both ran for 100 yards in the Cheez-It Bowl finale against Florida State, seemingly clearing a path for the duo to cement themselves as the Sooners’ workhorses.

But a hamstring injury hampered Sawchuk during fall camp a year ago, slowing his progression, and Barnes endured one of the more frustrating seasons in recent memory.

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