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Jayhawks trying to adjust to running back injuries

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Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis stops to talk to quarterback Montell Cozart during the first KU football practice Friday, Aug. 8, on the football practice fields south of Memorial Stadium on the Kansas University campus in Lawrence.

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LAWRENCE — Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart.
The senior linebacker has had to tackle Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox in practice, and he’s close friends with both of them. Bourbon is his roommate.
“James Sims was the guy around here for four years,” Heeney said Tuesday. “For them both to kind of be the ones that were going to carry the load this year, and then both of them had heart-breaking injuries — it hurts the whole team.”
Bourbon tore ...


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