News:Brandon Bourbon has an undisclosed injury that has him questionable against TCU, the team's official web site reports.
Analysis:Brandon Bourbon has just five carries this season as he's fallen down on the depth chart.
News: Kansas redshirt freshman running back Brandon Bourbon is out for the remainder of the season with a leg injury he sustained against Iowa State last week.
Analysis: Bourbon was part of a four-man rotation in the Jayhawks' backfield, so the loss won't hurt them all that much. Bourbon had 190 yards on the season and a touchdown, but has had trouble with injuries in his short college career.
News: Kansas running back Brandon Bourbon (head) is highly questionable to play this week against Oklahoma according to head coach Turner Gill.
Analysis: Bourbon was injured in the Oklahoma State game and will be monitored over the next few days.
News: Kansas running back Darrian Miller injured his hamstring on a 25-yard reception early in Saturday's game and as a result, Brandon Bourbon received 10 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown. James Sims added 85 yards and a score of his own.
Analysis: Coaches said Miller tweaked his hammy in practice and when they saw he didn't have the usual burst on his 25-yard catch, they pulled him. Bourbon managed to fill in nicely, but it doesn't look like Miller's injury is anything close to serious.
News: The Kansas depth chart was released Monday - Daymond Patterson and D.J. Beshears will start at the two wide receiver slots while freshmen Brandon Bourbon and Darrian Miller will back up James Sims at running back.
Analysis: Miller and Bourbon both made noise in fall workouts and should see some time on Saturday against McNeese State. Backing up at wide receiver will be former quarterback Kale Pick and sophomore Christian Matthews. Pick has made big strides at receiver and is someone who could earn significant playing time.
News: Kansas redshirt freshman Brandon Bourbon has made lots of noise in fall camp despite battling injury, especially with his impressive performance in the Jayhawks' last scrimmage.
Analysis: We've been hearing Bourbon's name a lot lately, which has to make you think he has a good shot at backing up James Sims this season. He has a unique combination of size and speed, but he's going to have to prove he's durable.
News: Kansas redshirt freshman running back Brandon Bourbon and true freshman running back Anthony Pierson scored two touchdowns and one touchdown respectively during Saturday's scrimmage. Pierson's came from outside the red zone and he also had the two longest runs of the day.
Analysis: Kansas continues to show how talented - and young - it is at tailback. Bourbon and Pierson aren't even slated to be in the top two in the depth chart. Those spots are currently held by James Sims, who received limited carries in the scrimmage, and Darrian Miller, who was held out as a precaution.
News: Kansas offensive line coach Chuck Long said at this point, it'll be running back by committee in what has become a suddenly-crowded backfield.
Analysis: Apparently it isn't James Sims' job like we all thought. He has been competing with redshirt freshman Brandon Bourbon and true freshmen Darrian Miller and Anthony Pierson. We'll see if Sims receives the most carries once the season starts and eventually earns the full-time job.
News: After injuring his leg earlier this April, Kansas running back Brandon Bourbon has been cleared to resume all football activities.
Analysis: Bourbon has a similar skill set to that of James Sims, so he will only see carries when spelling Sims and when Darrian Miller is not getting them as a change-of-pace runner.
News: Last year the Kansas offense was atrocious, but they enter 2011 with plenty of depth in the backfield. James Sims is the workhorse after rushing for 742 yards and nine scores as a freshman. Freshman Darrian Miller provides the big play spark that the rushing game has been lacking. Rounding out the depth is Brandon Bourbon who is such a good athlete that he may see the field as a linebacker.
Analysis: Sims is the only one with any fantasy value right now and should eclipse 1,000 yards rushing if the Jawhawks can pass the ball with some regularity.