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|James White continues to impress the Wisconsin coaches.|
"This week is going to be an important week for John and for James. We're going to put the competition out there and open it up. ... I want to let them know how I see things, let them know the race is tightening. And the thing that has always been discussed with them is that we're going to play production."
Overall, 18 of Clay's 94 carries (19.1 percent) this season have gone for 10 or more yards. The average distance of those runs has been 16.3 yards. However, too often the plays have been blocked cleanly and a defensive back has made a one-on-one tackle, generally at Clay's ankles.
"That's what is showing up on film," Settle said. "Those are the things we've got to get corrected."
Overall, 12 of White's 44 carries (27.3 percent) have gone for 10 yards or more. The average distance of those runs has been 20.8 yards. White has consistently displayed the ability to make the first defender miss and then outrun the second and third would-be tacklers.