31 Aug 2010
Defending that Heisman just got a little more difficult. Mark Ingram already had a tough road to hoe in that regard, what with Trent Richardson breathing down his neck, the Alabama passing game likely improving (and therefore eating up larger chunks of yardage) and the inexperienced Alabama defense likely giving up longer drives here and there. Now he will be missing at least one game to boot. Ingram underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this morning and will miss, at the very least, the free opportunity for yardage known as San Jose State. Pity Ingram if you want, but you probably shouldn't waste time pitying Alabama. The egregiously talented Richardson will temporarily step into the starting lineup while former four-star recruit Eddie Lacy takes over the No. 2 slot.
5 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2010, 9:00am by Dean
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.