Running back is the strongest position for Alabama. Damien Harris returns after consecutive one thousand yard rushing seasons, Josh Jacobs had an impressive year as a change of pace back and Brian Robinson and Najee Harris have shown they are ready to take the reigns. Alabama suffered a bit of a scare when Najee Harris was absent from the past three practices but Nick Saban said there is nothing to worry about for the former five star running back from California.
Saban stated that Harris has a cast on his foot for a minor foot injury and he will be staying off it for a week before rehabbing it. Harris should be ready for the Louisville game on September 1st and Saban has said that this is not a long-term issue and shouldn’t be considered a significant problem for the team.
As a freshman, Harris rushed for 370 yards on 61 carries and three touchdowns despite not starting for the Crimson Tide. In the National Championship game against Georgia, Harris took over and led all running backs with 65 yards on six carries. With Bo Scarborough now in the NFL Harris looks to join Damien Harris as the next running back duo for Alabama. Despite the injury to Najee Harris he is still set to play on September 1st and expect a big year for Harris as the number two back for Alabama this year.