Alabama Football: Why a 2-Headed Monster at Running Back Works

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Alabama Football: Why a 2-Headed Monster at Running Back Works
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Lacy may not have any starts under his belt, but backing up Trent Richardson prepared him to step in and be an impact player this fall.

No school in college football has had more success with running back tandems since Nick Saban took over at Alabama. 

After having the top running back selected in the last two NFL drafts, Alabama has become a haven for elite prep ball carriers to step in immediately and carve a path straight to the next level. 

The Crimson Tide rode the combo of Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and stud freshman Trent Richardson on its way to claiming a national title in 2009 and then turned the same trick last season behind the powerful duo of Richardson and Eddie Lacy.

This year, Lacy will finally get his turn to take over as the starter—but junior Jalston Fowler and stud true freshman T.J. Yeldon will battle it out to fill the backup spot he occupied last season. 

Here are four prime reasons why a two-headed monster at running works for the Crimson Tide.

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