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“I’m just preparing like I’m going to start, like I’m going to play a whole bunch,” he said. “I really don’t know exactly what my role’s going to be.”

It’s a well-kept secret if the running backs aren’t a 100 percent sure. Some split will almost certainly occur.

But as for what exactly happens, Royster joked that he’d “probably figure it out during the game or something.”

The praise from Helu, Royster and Morris has come for running backs coach Bobby Turner, who prepares all of them to start and be the man. It’s a strategy they believe doesn’t have a downside.

“It might kind of mess with some people mentally but I think if we all go into the game like we’re going to start then it can’t really go wrong,” Royster said.