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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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I know he will get carries, but how is CEH not your RB1 :lol: Brossette got decleated last year against freaking TROY
Reply9 months
I want to be optimistic but on paper this looks like the weakest group of rbs we've had in the last 20 years. Hope they prove me wrong
Reply9 months
I think Nick is a safe bet. He's not Guice, but we won't be seeing a first-snap fumble like against Troy last year. He'll be the experienced one, and it should help break in Helaire more comfortably. I bet through the year, we see a more even split between the two.
9 months
I hate our fans :banghead:
Reply9 months
Did he not mention the other freshman?
Reply9 months
He isn't on campus so I'm sure he will be last on the pecking order when he gets here. He can play his way up for sure though.
9 months
Damn, i came in expecting it to be Lanard Fournette
Reply9 months
Hmmm... NB: 46 carries, 6.7 yds per carry. Hmm...
Reply9 months
papz
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He's going to surprise a lot of people IMO. I hope he flourishes.
Reply9 months
Let's hope he can hold on to the ball and not fumble on the first play of each game!
Reply9 months
Who names a starter before both spring and fall camp.
Reply9 months
he said "start off". Just like they said Brennan would get the first snaps in the spring. Things can change between now and september.
9 months
every coach on every level.
9 months
No. Pretty much every coach on every level says there will be a competition when the starter isn’t returning
9 months
Will end up: 1. CEH 2. Curry 3. Brossette 4. Provens 5. Fournette
Reply9 months
Not happening. If Brosette can hold on to the ball and avoid injuries, he'll be stay #1.
9 months
CEH will get a lot of touches though. Dude will be a factor this year.
9 months
Yep. Hell, I think Curry could start halfway through the year. Nick will be a good 3rd string back for relief carries, but he won't start all year, if at all.
9 months
Good luck nick, I believe
Reply9 months
Glad O can call him by his name now and not "the third string back"
Reply9 months
Nick either just turned 93, or learned how to shrimp.
9 months
His nickname is TSB.
9 months
His nickname is TSB.
9 months
Title is misleading ...
Reply9 months
6.7 yds per carry. Hmm..
Reply9 months
CEH becomes the starter after game 1
Reply9 months
I'm surprised he knew his name.
Reply9 months
Tommie Robinson was on Nicholas arse last year lol
Reply9 months
I ain't gonna lie Tader, that was funny right there.
Reply9 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
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
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