Alabama running back Mark Ingram was asked by reporters at an award banquet if he plans on playing college ball after this season, and as expected Ingram stiff-armed the question.  “My main focus right now is being the best player I can be for this team and helping this team win games and win another championship,” he told the Birmingham News. “Anything else is not necessary to talk about.”

The odds of Ingram leaving probably lean towards him declaring for the 2011 NFL Draft, as a consensus first round pick. However, he will have some competition for being the No. 1 overall running back selected should redshirt sophomore Ryan Williams of Virginia Tech also decide to opt for the draft. Look for both runners to be in the Heisman mix this year.

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