After 2011 failed to be the "year of the running backs" in the SEC, the 2012 season could easily be dubbed "the return of the running backs."
Speculation filled the air entering the 2011 season. Which running back was the best out of Marcus Lattimore, Knile Davis or Trent Richardson? An answer was never given.
Before the season started, Davis went down with a season-ending ankle injury and a knee injury cost Lattimore more than half of his sophomore season. But as Lattimore and Davis return to their clubs in 2012, the debate is picking up right where it left off.
Which running back is the best in the SEC, and could a dark horse like Vanderbilt's Zac Stacy out-perform these two superstars in 2012?