USC Football QB Caleb Williams gives awesome vote of confidence to his running back

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New USC Football RB1 Travis Dye was a beast at Oregon, similarly to how new USC Football QB1 Caleb Williams was a beast at Oklahoma. The two hopped over via the transfer portal, and are poised to see this offense take it to the next level.

Williams having a running game this strong is going to be a major advantage for him and the passing game. He made sure to mention how appreciative that he is about it too, as he quote tweeted Fox College Football's post that listed the top 10 returning rushing leaders in CFB, expressing his gratitude for his top-end back:

Dye being No. 8 on the list speaks volumes as to the type of running back that the Trojans acquired this offseason. He got these yards very efficiently too, averaging six yards per carry. In fact, he's averaged six yards per carry throughout his entire career. He's a great back, and he can do more than just run the rock.

Travis Dye will also be a very good receiving back for USC football.

That's already been proven, too, because new USC Football RB Travis Dye not only put up a high amount of rushing yards last year but also had enough receiving yards to lead the conference in all-purpose yards last season (1,673 all-purpose yards).

Adding a couple of receiving touchdowns last year to his 16 on the ground, too, despite dealing with unimpressive quarterback play adds to his great 2021 line on his resume. He caught 46 passes last year, and averages 10.5 yards per reception over the course of his career.

He's a true threat via the air, and Williams will love having that extra target standing next to him in the shotgun. After all, a point of emphasis in Williams' game this upcoming season is making his layups instead of trying to go for the home run when it's not there. It's one of the few things he still needs to work on in his game.

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Having Dye here will make that adjustment very easy, and it's possible he won't need to throw as much as some expect in general with a workhorse like Dye providing the foundation in the running game that he does.