Football looks to uphold its running back tradition
Say goodbye to Guice and hello to Edwards-Helaire.
For many years, LSU has entered the season confident about each position except for the quarterback. This year; however, it’s different. The Tigers return two talented young quarterbacks in Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan and just recently signed Ohio State grad transfer Joe Burrow, who has everybody in Louisiana unrealistically hopeful.
That being said, the defense will be stingy yet again. Devin White returns as one of the most talented linebackers in the country. Greedy Williams is ready to continue the “DBU” legacy. Dave Aranda returns as the nation’s premier defensive coordinator. And, finally, the wide receiver room will have as much depth as it’s ever had.
That’s all great. But, there’s always going to be a setback.
One position will not be the same: The running backs. With the departures of Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams, that leaves two young guys who have not truly broke the scene yet. That is sophomore Clyde Edwards-Helaire and senior Nick Brossette.
We wrote about them here: https://www.insidethetigers.com/single-post/2018/03/10/Whos-the-next-star-for-LSU-at-running-back
All of the pieces seem to be in place, except for the position that the Tigers have fallen back on for so many years. If Edwards-Helaire, Brossette and some of the young signees have great seasons, LSU should surprise some people in the SEC West this season. With LSU’s offensive line that’s returning, Brumfield, Charles and Ingram should be able to provide some gaps for these young tailbacks.
The running backs will be the key. So, buckle up, and let’s ride.
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