Though Nick Saban is a defensive-minded coach, one thing he absolutely requires on the offensive side of the football is a strong running attack.
With a steady stream of bruising ball carriers going back to Glen Coffee, who he inherited from Mike Shula upon taking over in Tuscaloosa, Saban has been able to put together a string of running backs that just keep on producing year after year.
When Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy for the 2009 season, he was one of the key ingredients to the Tide's first national title in almost two decades. The very next season, there was a highly capable Trent Richardson waiting patiently to take his place.
With Eddie Lacy the obvious starter in the backfield for the 2012 campaign, let's take a look at the Crimson Tide's two running back commits so far for the 2013 recruiting class.