Josh Adams and Tarean Folston Ready to Handle Notre Dame’s Backfield
Notre Dame’s top two running backs are anxious to team up this season for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Josh Adams and Tarean Folston have bonded over experiencing identical injuries, both in the right knee. Adams tore his ACL in 2013 during a high school game. Folston went down in his third season with the Irish on a routine cut gone wrong. Notre Dame went on to beat Texas in their season opener.
The Fighting Irish are counting on these running backs to bring the heat they have become known for. Folston has led the team in rushing yards. At his best, he scored nine touchdowns and rushed 1359 yards in two years. Adams set records as a freshman, scoring a 98 yard touchdown run and rushing 835 yards.
Adams has been a source of encouragement for Folston. He said the first week of experiencing the injury was the worst. He struggled with the first significant injury of his football career, ending a season tagged to be one of the best of him. Folston has also bonded with Drue Tranquill, another player who has experienced the terrors of a torn ACL. His surgery seven months behind him, Folston believes his new found appreciation for the sport will be a boost towards his game.
With the start of the season drawing near, Josh Adams and Tarean Folston look forward to being a dominating force in the backfield. Adams feels he must work on his pass protection skills and Folston is working on strength and unwavering confidence. Eventually, Folston will compete against Adams for the starters spot. The Irish offense is striving to be as powerful as they were last season, with credit mostly given to an explosive C.J. Prosise. As explosive as Adams was last season, the pair are sure to eat up yards for the Irish.