For the last decade, LSU has created a tradition at running back.
When one player graduates, fans have grown to get excited about the “next man up.” After Jeremy Hill came Leonard Fournette. After Leonard Fournette came Derrius Guice. However, this year there is more uncertainty at the position than fans are used to.
Under Les Miles and his iconic I-formation offense, LSU’s stable of running backs have feasted on the opportunities given to them in Baton Rouge. Even in 2012, the Tigers had three studs in Alfred Blue, Terrance Magee and Jeremy Hill, three players that would all go on to play in the National Football League at some point.
In 2018; however, Ed Orgeron returns two running backs that fans should recognize. Those names are senior Nick Brossette and sophomore Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Both have been slightly overshadowed behind two generational talents in Fournette and Guice. Orgeron did tell the media earlier this week that Brossette will enter spring practice taking the first team reps.
Depth at the position will definitely be a concern, but Orgeron is bringing in two talented signees with Tae Provens and Chris Curry.
Nick Brossette should be an interesting player to watch given that he’s been recovering from a freshman-year knee injury. At full health in 2018, Brossette should be a solid option for the Tigers’ run game.
Spring practice starts on Sunday, March 11th. Ed Orgeron will address the media immediately following the first practice.
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