At the same time, Melvin Gordon and Ameer Abdullah probably got more publicity last season than any RB has received under Saban, save for maybe Mark Ingram who won the Heisman. And even him, I'm not sure if he received as much pub throughout the season.Yes and no. Although I might share that sentiment I'm not going to get into that game. They are perennially top 10 and usually in the mix for national championships. There was many years that Alabama was irrelevant when we were in their current spot. I'm still proud of our school and our state.
It seems that RBs in the B1G tend to get more publicity because they tend to be a bigger part of the offense as a % of total offense. So there's one logical reason why a good RB might pick Nebraska or Wisconsin over Alabama.