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WATCH: Can Alabama football have two 1,000-yard running backs in the fall?

Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs (#13) runs with the ball in 2022 spring scrimmage
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

Bryce Young is back as the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama’s starting quarterback.

Crimson Tide fans are expecting big things in the passing game, but they also want a viable rushing attack.

The last time Alabama football carried two 1,000-yard rushers was in 2012. Eddie Lacy (1,322) and T.J. Yeldon (1,108) pounded opponents to push the Tide to a national championship. Today’s era of college football calls for backs to be elite receivers and return specialists. Nick Saban is hopeful to have a dominant offensive line, but could Alabama have two all-purpose 1,000-yard backs? Stephen Smith of Touchdown Alabama Magazine discussed the topic last week via In My Own Words. Smith said Jahmyr Gibbs and Jase McClellan will be the 1,000-yard duo.

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We will see what happens in the fall. Alabama fans look to have the best of both worlds.

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