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Where is Trent Richardson?

1/9/2012

NEW ORLEANS -- Did Alabama forget that Trent Richardson was on the roster in the red zone?

That's two times now that Richardson hasn't gotten the rock when he probably should have inside LSU's 20-yard line. He grabbed just one carry inside the 20 on Alabama's first scoring drive and that resulted in a field goal. On Alabama's last scoring drive, Eddie Lacy got the carries inside the 20 and came up short on a third-and-1.

Alabama leads 6-0, but things might be different if Richardson got the ball in these key situations. He should always be Alabama's go-to guy, and he isn't right now in the biggest game of the season. These are the plays he lives for.