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Nick Saban Has Tough Decisions To Make About Mark Ingram

Article By on 17th November, 2009

... ever heard an Alabama coach make was during the ill fated 2006 season when a certain coach (who shall go nameless) stated to the press “How do you bench a player that close to the record?” 

He was referring to Alabama running back Kenneth Darby.   It had been a miserable year for Darby,  he had lost his father that fall.  I don't know if he was also injured, but the Kenneth Darby of 2006 bore little resemblance to the running back we saw earlier. 

As the year wore on, it became clear Alabama needed to rest Darby and give some younger players a shot, but apparently him being close to the Alabama single season rushing record warranted him more playing time.

Alabama continued to lose and Darby faded even more as the sea...

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