Purdue running back Raheem Mostert channels his inner Bart Simpson

Purdue running back Raheem Mostert channels his inner Bart Simpson
July 2, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Before every episode of "The Simpsons," Bart has to write something on the chalkboard over and over and over again.

I don't think it was ever "I will rush for 1,000 yards!"

Purdue running back Raheem Mostert has channeled his inner Bart Simpson, and he shared his work on Instagram on Wednesday night.

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Now, judging by the accompanying explanation — "On a mission most people wouldn't understand! This is what I live for! Making mental notes are key! Small things matter!" — this likely wasn't a punishment for goofing off in class. This likely falls into the Little Engine That Could school of thought.

Mostert might be able to wish himself to 1,000 yards, but it's using his speed and skill that will likely be a better strategy. Mostert is a two-time reigning Big Ten champion in track — he won the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at this year's conference championships — and he figures to have a big role this season for a Purdue team that was the worst in the league at rushing the ball a season ago. He ran the ball just 11 times for 37 yards last year.

Whether it's the product of talent or repetitive writing, that's sure to change in 2014.