Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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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papz
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He's going to surprise a lot of people IMO. I hope he flourishes.
Reply3 months
I hate our fans :banghead:
Reply3 months
Hmmm... NB: 46 carries, 6.7 yds per carry. Hmm...
Reply3 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
Reply3 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.
3 months
Brossette is a talented RB that just needs to NOT fumble
Reply3 months
He also needs to keep working on his pad level, but butterfingers are an unforgivable sin at this level.
3 months
He has 2 career fumbles.
3 months
This is Brossette’s chance. Make the most of it.
Reply3 months
Good luck nick, I believe
Reply3 months
Who names a starter before both spring and fall camp.
Reply3 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.
3 months
every coach on every level.
3 months
No. Pretty much every coach on every level says there will be a competition when the starter isn’t returning
3 months
Don’t sleep on Clyde.
Reply3 months
He's your next star RB
3 months
Glad O can call him by his name now and not "the third string back"
Reply3 months
Nick either just turned 93, or learned how to shrimp.
3 months
His nickname is TSB.
3 months
His nickname is TSB.
3 months
CEH becomes the starter after game 1
Reply3 months
I'm surprised he knew his name.
Reply3 months
6.7 yds per carry. Hmm..
Reply3 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.
Reply3 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.
3 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
3 months
Title is misleading ...
Reply3 months
Did he not mention the other freshman?
Reply3 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.
3 months
Its Nick's job
Reply3 months
This is just motivation for the others. I like NB, but if he is the best we've got, we're in trouble.
Reply3 months
We're in trouble.
3 months
PUB
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Nothing like a starting RB that has butter fingers and fumbles way too often
3 months
Tommie Robinson was on Nicholas arse last year lol
Reply3 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.
Reply3 months
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