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Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson or TJ Yeldon?
Ingram made a great splash in '08, but he definitely hit a wall around midseason that year and wasn't nearly as effective after that.
TRich was very special as a freshman, but was overshadowed somewhat by Ingram's Heisman run throughout 2009.
Yeldon just looks so natural running the ball, and he seems to be getting more comfortable with each passing game. I'm a little surprised we haven't thrown the ball at him more, but maybe we're holding that back for LSU?
Anyway, would love to hear everyone's thoughts.
I think yeldon is pretty impressive but not quite as physical as Trent at the same time
Trent ...All were special but he was a freak
First reaction I would go with trent. He was so violent and powerful( no homo) it was like watching a tank. After watching TJ though I'm torn. TJ is just so smooth and deceiving again ( no homo) it's like watching an assassin. Trent and Julio were freaks of nature. You watched them play and you knew that they were athletically better than anyone else on the field. Amari and TJ are like polished vets. The look well beyond their years and are also the best on the field. So I guess my answer after that long rant would be I don't know but I'm glad they were all in crimson.
Tough one. I'll say TJY by small margin over Trent. His stats will be very good for a frosh and he is best and most talented player on offense IMO. TJY role is larger. Very impressed with TJY natural ability .
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Yeldon. And I never thought I'd say that.
Me either. Rather scary.
Trent. TJ is awesome but Trent was basically ready for the NFL in high school. As a freshman at Bama, he was spectacular. Evidence below.
Trent Richardson demonstrated his ability early on in his career when playing against Arkansas as a freshman in 2009. In one play he broke 6 tackles and out ran a defensive back on his way to a gashing 52 yard touchdown run.
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Trent Richardson runs over an Arkansas defender en route to a 35-7 Bama victory.
t.j way more advanced as a freshman.
Yeldon as far as being more surprising of a future superstar....you pretty much knew Trent was gonna be a superstar from his legendary and well publicized work ethic and high school stats. Trent better stop and start and ability to truck defenders. Yeldon just seems so damn smooth. Good question though....hard to answer for sure. Both have great vision and not afraid to run between the tackles.
As a freshman I would have to say Yeldon. Very close though
Different styles, all equally impressive. Ive looked at each as a freshman and said theres our next Heisman winner. Mi won it, TR should have at least come in second, and TJ has all the tools plus the flashy style to win it. How can you rate them any better? Tj has a differnet style. Hes going to make quick cuts in the hole before he runs over you. Hes faster in the hole than any of our rbs have been. Hes not as strong as TR but like I said he cuts better and sets people up better. Its freaky the talent weve had there. Its like getting three Tebows in a row at the rb position and its not stopping any time soon.
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I give the nod to Yeldon over Trent, by the slimmest of margins. Yeldon, in every game has had the opportunity to really take it to the house.
Agree. Not as thick and physical but he's just got the best vision and instincts.
Yeldon is not as physical as Trent was his freshman year, but I think Yeldon is a more complete back as a freshman.
Bama formed its identity as a power team that year and Mark did a good job backing-up Coffee.
Trent, Lacy, and Yeldon have continued what was started with Ingram.
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Good question and debate. All 3 excellent frosh backs.
I'd go with Trent. Even among the other great backs he stands out.
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