Busy George settling in Oilers: The team and its star running back have been on the run in more ways than one, and both are looking forward to a new day in Nashville August 11, 1998By Vito Stellino Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF Drafted by the Houston Oilers on the first round in 1996, he played in the Oilers' final lame duck season in Houston in 1996 before the team moved to Tennessee last year and played its home games in Memphis. Greeted with apathy by the Memphis fans, who were angry that they didn't get an expansion team, the Oilers retreated to Nashville this year and will play at the 41,000 seat Vanderbilt stadium until their new stadium is completed next year. Nashville's fans don't seem thrilled about the prospect of going to games at Vanderbilt. They've bought only 29,000 season tickets. But George likes the idea of practicing and playing in the same city instead of playing what amounted to 16 road games. every Saturday," he said. "I'm excited about the opportunity. There's no question we have stability now and can focus on playing football." The one thing the Oilers can expect is that George will get a lot of yards this year no matter where he plays. He carried 335 times as a rookie for 1,368 yards and came back to lug the ball 357 times for 1,399 yards as a second year player. Despite the honors he's received, George has missed the excitement of playing at Ohio State, where the Buckeyes played front of big crowds and where he had a lot at stake while winning the Heisman Trophy. "That's something I'm longing for," he said. "The packed house that shows enthusiasm and cares if you win and is behind you 100 percent. I haven't experienced that since I've been in the NFL, except maybe on the road. I miss those big games." Last year, the club drew more than 32,000 only once at home and that was when 50,677 showed up for the Pittsburgh game and mostly rooted for the Steelers. "That was kind of embarrassing, to be quite honest with you," he said. "I kind of got fed up with the situation." Going into this season, George is not only looking for more support at home, but a better record in the division. The team went 8 8 last year, going 6 2 outside the division, but 2 6 within it, including a pair of losses to the Ravens. Another aim of the Oilers is to have a more diversified offense. Last year, they were No. 3 running the ball and No. 29 throwing it. They're hoping that the addition of Yancey Thigpen and Kevin Dyson at wide receiver will provide a more balanced offense for quarterback Steve McNair. "We were more or less focused on our running game and there wasn't too much respect for our passing game," George said. "Hopefully, this year we'll have some balance in the attack." George, who will turn 25 next month, isn't going to complain about it, but the Oilers are risking burning him out by running him 692 times in his first two years. Emmitt Smith ran only 602 times his first two years, and now appears to be on his last legs at age 29. Earl Campbell, who was a Hall of Famer for the Oilers, carried 670 times his first two years and lasted just eight seasons. The more he carries, the more nicks George is likely to get. Last year, he was bothered by an abdominal strain and a nagging ankle sprain. But George, like all running backs, wants the ball. "I don't think about [the future]," he said. "How long you play the game is how long you play the game. I really have no control over that. The only thing I can do is go out there and do my best and play every game like it's my last." Coach Jeff Fisher said: "You've got to run at least 30 times in this league to win. That's our philosophy and if Eddie happens to get them all, that's fine. You can't look ahead. You have to do whatever you can to win games." It wouldn't be surprising, though, that if the passing game clicks, the Oilers will run George less and enjoy it more. 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But the biggest reason for the change may have been that the Pacers starters were well rested after taking most of four days off last week and the backups were bursting with confidence after winning at Milwaukee. It showed all day. Watson closed the first half with a layup to give the Pacers a 47 45 lead, Russell Westbrook's quick scoring flurry in the second half gave the Thunder a 55 52 lead. Indiana charged back with an 8 0 run to make it 60 55 and still led 74 66 after three. When George knocked down a 12 foot runner with 7:00 left in the game, the Pacers had their biggest lead of the day, 87 77. Oklahoma City rallied with a 12 2 spurt, tying it on Westbrook's 3 with 2:46 left. Westbrook had 21 points. Indiana broke the tie with George's 3 pointer, took control with Stephenson's late 3 and closed it out by making six of eight free throws in the final 22.4 seconds. 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