Apr 19, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon (4) carries the ball for the red team during the A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football: T.J. Yeldon still Crimson Tide’s top option at running back, but not by much


In news that should be by no means shocking to anyone, the Alabama Crimson Tide are stacked at the running back position this season. What also isn’t that shocking is the fact that at this past Saturday’s spring scrimmage, T.J. Yeldon took home another Offensive MVP, more or less solidifying himself once again as the starter in the backfield.

However, with both Kenyan Drake, and especially Derrick Henry behind him, that gap cannot be wide, but it’s still a fact that Yeldon will be the starting running back behind whomever the QB will be come late August against West Virginia.

After the game on Saturday, linebacker Reggie Ragland pointed out just how much Yeldon can’t be overlooked.

“You’ve seen T.J. get the MVP, so you can’t overlook him,” Ragland said after the game. “He’s going to do what he needs to do on the field and make plays.”

Despite the huge spring numbers, once the regular season rolls around, the biggest knock on Yeldon is his fumbling issues, which could eventually open the door for Drake or Henry to take over the primary duties in the backfield at some point.

But for now, there’s no question that Yeldon is the guy.

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