In the Alabama Crimson Tide’s stunning loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, there was one notable absence on the offensive side of the ball. Sophomore running back Kenyan Drake, ‘Bama’s second-leading rusher this season, did not see a down on the field all night. The rushing duties were held primarily by sophomore T.J. Yeldon and and freshman Derrick Henry.
This brought upon more speculation that Drake may be transferring out of Tuscaloosa for next season to seek playing time elsewhere.
After the game, Drake tried to tone down those rumors on his won by tweeting out the he won’t be going anywhere as the Tide look to get back on the national championship track in 2014.
I’m not goin anywhere. Miss me with all this transferring mess. Much love to all my teammates and coaches. We doin big things next season
— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx17) January 3, 2014
Drake rushed for 694 yards and eight touchdowns on the year, second only to Yeldon, but he did have some issues with ball security that head coach Nick Saban addressed earlier this week.