This is alabama's depth chart at RB per rivals
|22 Mark Ingram | 5-10, 215, Jr., 2V|
|3 Trent Richardson | 5-11, 224, So., 1V|
|42 Eddie Lacy | 6-0, 212, Fr., RS|
|6 Demetrius Goode | 5-9, 191, Jr., 1V|
Ingram may jump to the pros, leaving Trent Richardson as the #1 guy. And every batman needs a robin.
This is our depth chart w/out Dee
|RB (6 + 2)||J. Hayes||
There are a lot of guys on this list, and Fred Jackson loves them all.
It is entirely possible he likes his chances at Alabama better
Also, it seems as if Alabama uses more a feature back offense whereas we use a ton of subs.
This could have nothing to do with anything other than a kid making a decision on playing time.