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08:11 AM ET 01.14 | Alabama is losing a great deal of talent of its national championship roster, including cornerback Dee Milliner, tight end Michael Williams, left guard Chance Warmack, right tackle D.J. Fluker and junior Eddie Lacy, who was asked just who might be capable of taking over for him in 2013. At running back, [Lacy] admitted that he didn't know who would emerge behind T.J. Yeldon, though he was optimistic. "That's a tough one," Lacy said. "You get Jalston Fowler and Dee Hart coming back. However they decide to do it, I'm pretty sure they'll be the same way T.J. and I were this year, if not better."

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January 14, 2013  08:32 AM ET

I have this gut wrenching feeling that Albama won't miss a beat with him gone.

January 14, 2013  08:32 AM ET

I don't think Bama fans are losing much sleep over this. The cupboard is well stocked.

January 14, 2013  09:20 AM ET

We recruit as if we expect the RB to leave early. That is the reality of college football right now. If you have a decent RB, it is almost crazy for the RB to stay for his senior year, if he has a very good junior year. Their careers are shorter in the NFL and their stock does not go much higher. Eddie Lacy was faced with exactly that prospect. Although this year, he was plagued by injuries, he finished the year healthy and with big games. No one believes he will up his stock if he came back, unless we changed the way we handle RBs and gave him the carries to get him about 1700 yards.

Who we have coming back or coming in:

Yeldon
Jalston Fowler
Dee Hart
Kenyan Drake (Not many have heard of him, but will be a good back for us before it is over)
Derrick Henry
Altee Tenpenny (may flip to Arkansas, but as of right now still Alabama commit)
Tyrne Jones (another under the radar recruit, but built a lot like Mark Ingram - might even be a little better talent wise than Ingram was as a recruit).

January 14, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Did anyone see Julio Jones' INT to preserve the win for Atlanta. He sky-ed for that INT.

January 14, 2013  10:01 AM ET

I think Fowler is going to have a better NFL than college career if he stays healthy. He'll be along the lines of Peyton Hillis from Arky. Hillis and Fowler got stuck behind the wrong guys in college.

January 14, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

We recruit as if we expect the RB to leave early.

I think you helping in recruiting has to be a violation somewhere.

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January 14, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think you helping in recruiting has to be a violation somewhere.

I don't help. I know. I know. Per brotha I'm not supposed to say "we", but everyone says we in reference to their team.

January 14, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

:'(

TFRT

January 14, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think you helping in recruiting has to be a violation somewhere.

<in best Barney Fife voice, while fumbling in shirt pocket to find my one bullet>



Citizen's arrest!! Citizen's arrest!!

January 14, 2013  10:55 AM ET

I was dismayed to see the return of the blue jacket.. they must feel the pic of Nick clutching the crystal FB is rubbing it in a tad....

January 14, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

<in best Barney Fife voice, while fumbling in shirt pocket to find my one bullet>Citizen's arrest!! Citizen's arrest!!

that was Gomer directed at Barney....

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January 14, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

that was Gomer directed at Barney....

Thanks, JS. My rememberer is starting to need a citizen's arrest, it appears.

January 14, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Thanks, JS. My rememberer is starting to need a citizen's arrest, it appears.

and I feel fairly pathetic for knowing so mush about the Andy Griffith Show..

January 14, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

:'(

Rudy was offsides.
Sean Astin doesn't even list the film on his bio, now that LOR punched his ticket.

January 14, 2013  12:51 PM ET

You want some shizzle? Do ya, Domer pal? You want to have a real argument with consequences? Well then, drop this wussy topic, football, and meet me over on the Kelly-Trust-ND-Buttshmoochin'-needed thread. We'll tackle a real subject, one worth gettin' into the middle of the road over.

January 14, 2013  12:53 PM ET

Somebody want to clue the little Irish guy about dodging them new-fangled hybruid cars?

 
January 14, 2013  01:15 PM ET

Quad, fools!

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