Healthy Eddie Lacy on his game

MIAMI -- Eddie Lacy is one of those runners who grows on you ... and pounds on you.

The more you watch him play, the more impressed you are with him.

Alabama's hot start in the Discover BCS National Championship has been a reminder that Lacy is as healthy as he's been all season. He was banged-up early and didn't have that same burst he does right now. He's also lost a little weight.

It was obvious in the SEC championship game, when he romped for 181 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia, that he was on his game. And then with the extra rest during the layoff, he looks better than ever.

The bad news for the Crimson Tide is that he's probably going to turn pro and give up his senior season. He's certainly earned a ton of money in his past two outings.