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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron joined ESPN's 104.5 FM’s "Off The Bench" show on Thursday and said that senior Nick Brossette will “start off” No. 1 in the Tigers running back group, followed by sophomore Clyde Edwards-Helaire, junior Lanard Fournette, and true freshman Tae Provens.


The Tigers begin spring practice this Sunday, March 11.



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Yep it is definitely too early to name a rb, cause it could let the ones know to step up their game...so this all good....Geaux Tigers !!!
Reply9 months
I'm rooting for Nick, hope he does well, a lot of guys in his shoes would've transferred. There's something to say about that, in my book. But if he's not the man for the job then I hope the man after him will be able to produce.
Reply9 months
I don't understand why he felt compelled to name a starting running back in the first place - or any position for that matter. They haven't even played Spring ball yet. Anything can happen between now and then, and it doesn't set a good example for incoming freshmen who haven't even been given a chance yet. Amateurish.
Reply9 months
If you are a true Tiger fan, you root for every player on the team, QB down to the back-up long snapper. They are all wearing the Purple & Gold.
Reply9 months
Sounds so familiar. Yeah, folks were freaking out when all we had one year was a back-up named Jeremy Hill. He went out in 2013 and ran for 1400 yards, got kinda quiet on the message boards. Is Brossette gonna do that? Dont know.But getting down on the kid isnt gonna help.
Reply9 months
It has felt like every season over the last 20 years we all knew who was going to be the stud RB the following year...that’s why there is concern
Reply9 months
Guys are acting like he is a walk on. He was the #19 running back in the country coming out of high school. He has played behind 2 LSU greats and has been coached by some of the best in the biz. Give the guy a chance.
Reply9 months
Just haven't seen it at all. Not even on the free carries he's had. All I can think of is Alfred Blue after the injury and Kenny Hilliard as a senior. Not trying to be mean, but Brossette is mediocre.
9 months
All people want to talk about is when he fumbled early in the year. They must’ve quit watching them,because when he started carrying the ball again at the end of the year he was averaging about 6yac not to mention he had a big 4th down carry and got the first
9 months
Don’t sleep on Clyde.
Reply9 months
He's your next star RB
9 months
Man I like being positive but this will be the biggest down year in 20 years of great backs at LSU
Reply9 months
Sounds like you like being positive. Ed couldn’t land Akers, slow played Etienne and didn’t land a big one this year. We’ll see if he can get a couple of big ones next year.
9 months
Its Nick's job
Reply9 months
Good God, what the frick is the matter with you people? You can't chill the frick out for any significant time period at all?
Reply9 months
Negativity is very much an addiction, and there are a lot of addicts
9 months
Brossette is a talented RB that just needs to NOT fumble
Reply9 months
He also needs to keep working on his pad level, but butterfingers are an unforgivable sin at this level.
9 months
He has 2 career fumbles.
9 months
“I make all the calls.” Including naming the “3rd-string RB” to starter.
Reply9 months
Because the 1st and 2nd String are in the NFL Draft!
9 months
This is one of the dumbest statements I have ever read. I read the Rant almost daily.
9 months
What academic institution are u an alumnus of? Idiot U, that must be it. U must be one of those butt hurt frickers who can't turn the page that O is our head coach. Get over it or GTFO!!
9 months
BilJ
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Derek was in the background holding a cue card so O could remember his name
Reply9 months
Chris Curry will beat out the rest for the starting job and Poverns, Founette, and CHE wil battle for the #2 after that is history! When i saw broussete play he isnt that x-factor like we've had.. So facts is facts! Unless he got it together.. The young bucks are gonna run wild!
Reply9 months
Wut
9 months
I agree. Soon as Curry learns the playbook, he will be the starter. These, 'fans' have no idea what a good back looks like on the field, all they know is what so called experts tell them. Curry is a beast and will bring to the tigers the same mold of RB Emmitt Smith was.
9 months
Same thing I've said.
9 months
Idk have y'all ever looked at Brosette? He doesn't look like someone you should fear. He looks like someone who's just happy to be around
Reply9 months
Think people are sleeping on Brossette. Fans have been spoiled with top ten NFL draft type talent at the position. Fournette and Guice type backs don’t come along very often, and Brossette has had to wait sat behind both. Also throw in Darrell who is a pro prospect that lacks certain physical traits that would make him an elite back.
9 months
He reminds me of Ford and Blue
9 months
This is Brossette’s chance. Make the most of it.
Reply9 months
This is just motivation for the others. I like NB, but if he is the best we've got, we're in trouble.
Reply9 months
We're in trouble.
9 months
PUB
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Nothing like a starting RB that has butter fingers and fumbles way too often
9 months
If you don't have a starter then you have no RB. Gonna be a rough year
Reply9 months
Like the saints with Kamara and Ingram?
9 months
I ain't gonna lie Tader, that was funny right there.
Reply9 months
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