Nick Saban Has Tough Decisions To Make About Mark Ingram

Posted by Walter Kirkwood on November-17-2009 Add Comments

Without a doubt the most disturbing statement I ever heard an Alabama coach make was during the ill fated 2006 season when a certain coach (who shall go nameless) stated to the press “How do you bench a player that close to the record?” 

He was referring to Alabama running back Kenneth Darby.   It had been a miserable year for Darby,  he had lost his father that fall.  I don't know if he was also injured, but the Kenneth Darby of 2006 bore little resemblance to the running back we saw earlier. 

As the year wore on, it became clear Alabama needed to rest Darby and give some younger players a shot, but apparently him being close to the Alabama single season rushing record warranted him more playing time.


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