The Green Bay Packers drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the second round of the draft in April to fix its problematic running game. The Packers have been in the top half of the NFL in rushing just once in Mike McCarthy’s seven years as head coach. Lacy, a big and powerful back, aims to fix that.
Dominated by linemen and defensive players, the draft lacked the name recognition and flair that skill position players bring. That doesn’t mean this year’s rookie quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends won’t make an impact.
Running back Reggie Bush enjoyed a career renaissance in Miami over the last two seasons running for more than 900 yards in each season. But Bush may have run his last play for the Miami Dolphins.
When Alabama took its opening drive and ran right through Notre Dame’s defense in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night, little did the more than 80,000 fans at Sun Life Stadium know it was the beginning of a massive crimson tidal wave.
Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all.
Alabama got a hand on the ball, which wobbled into the arms of a Georgia receiver who wasn’t supposed to catch it. Unable to get off another play, the Crimson Tide will now roll into the BCS Championship game.
Florida Atlantic’s brief tour of Southeastern Conference powers ended with on a positive, with the Owls stopping No. 1 Alabama’s shutout streak.