It’s a philosophy that most coaches would prefer to enact, but the majority simply can’t. The wear and tear a running back absorbs throughout a football season has simply made a one-man, Alpha Dog backfield undesirable. Even a Heisman trophy winner such as Alabama’s Mark Ingram had Trent Richardson as his wing man. And when Richardson was a frontrunner for the award last season, he had Eddie Lacy picking up enough carries to finish the year with 674 yards.
“It’s awfully important to win with humility. It’s also important to lose. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won’t know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.” by Paul W. "Bear" Bryant - Alabama Coach