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Over the past couple of weeks, LSU running back Derrius Guice has suggested that he might return to Baton Rouge next year for his senior season despite lofty first-round draft projections.

Guice plans to play in LSU's bowl game on Jan. 1 and said he will make his NFL Draft decision after the game.

On Tuesday, head coach Ed Orgeron met with the media and said Guice wants to finish the season strong and that he's not sure if the junior running back has made up his mind just yet about the NFL Draft.


Guice injured his knee in preseason camp and re-injured the knee vs. Mississippi State on September 16 but is 100-percent now, according to a recent Instagram post of his.

He finished the season with 1,153 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns despite missing the Troy game and had limited playing time in other games because of the injury.
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45 Comments
I kno its selfish but i want him back especially with a young qb. Also did you see our schedual? If we only lose one game and win out and he post multiple 150yd games we can win the natty with this team.. Just need someone to truely step up at qb!
Reply27 days
RB Derrius Guice grew up hard in a neighborhood where most kids don't have futures but he bucked the trend and he has a great future. If he stay or if he goes is totally up to him but you can't blame the young man for bettering his and his family lives. But sometimes kids just love the college life and wants to experience it to it's fullest being a senior to some athletes is very important and I'm not saying it is to him he should follow his heart and trust in God and go forward and never ever look back whatever his decision is. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!PURPLEREIGN?????????
Reply1 month
Probably the best lead by example and attitude by an LSU star player in a long long time. Glad to see him play live at A&M last year in that record breaking night. That was a special Thanksgiving with my pops.
Reply1 month
If Guice runs for 100yds head to the NFL if not better come back and with LSU's improved OL prove that you will be the next Heisman Player for the Tigers
Reply1 month
This guys is nails...hard as frick and the fact that he is playing in a glorified scrimmage of a bowl game makes me love his passion for the game even more.
Reply1 month
Key is projected at #9 pick. We know he’s gone. Guice, however, is projected at #24, and could slip to the 2nd rd., depending on how things go. There’s a huge difference in money between a top 12 pick and a 2nd rounder. Might be worth it to come back for his senior year and be a top 5 pick like Fournette. Best of luck either way, Derrius!
Reply1 month
You know it's ok for Peyton Manning, Eli, etal.. but Guice is a different story. If his goal is a degree to carry him past football and secure his place in NCAA history. I say come back. But, if his goal is to backup McCoy in Buffalo and make a 3 year 15 mil contract then do it. It's up to him!
Reply1 month
He would start over McCoy by week 8 my man.. Bet
1 month
Go get your money!!! Your time at LSU has been served well enough.
Reply1 month
He'd be a fool to come back. At his position, there's a limited shelf life. Every carry he takes in college shortens his pro career. RBs should never stay.
Reply1 month
Maybe he wants to come back and finish his degree. I don’t think that’s foolish.
1 month
It just wouldn't make any sense. I guess one could make an argument for a slim chance at Heisman and a good season with two new untested QBs.
Reply1 month
Devil's Advocate here. If he returns and becomes the darling of LSU he is also set for life. He will always have security because the LSU family will support him and keep him employed. Thats not a bad place to be
Reply1 month
Nobody ever admits this... Just like other star lsu players he will always have a good job because of lsu
1 month
He is already set for life, let that man go to the NFL.
1 month
Les Miles will come back to LSU before Guice does. Them boys have no other way of making $
Reply1 month
You’ve never seen a football player make money a different way? Is that what you’re saying?
1 month
I don't think he will grade out as a first round pick. I think he will go 2nd or 3rd round. He comes back healthy next year I don't see why he can't make a run at the Heisman.
Reply1 month
Wait What?
1 month
Kt44 guess you don't speak English
1 month
They have him as a late first round pick to Seattle.
1 month
Marcus Spears said if he is a 1st rounder he should go.
Reply1 month
If Guice is leaving (I think he should) then he is handling this the right way. Be there for your team enjoy the process. Playing in the NFL and getting paid to play football is a huge honor. But you cant go back and be a Tiger. Enjoy it Derrius.
Reply1 month
I give this a chance of happening about as much as Key playing in the bowl game. he's a first round pick there aint no way he's coming back .
Reply1 month
Hes a first round pick next year too.
1 month
@225Tyga that’s no guarantee whatsoever and the chances of getting injured are pretty damn high
1 month
The chances of injury is relatively high. The chances of a career ending injury is relatively low. He can always take out insurance for that. I'm glad he's in a position to do whatever he wants to do. He has earned it.
1 month
If guice, chark, and dontae or tolliver either one... I se a championship if the new quaterback lights it up
Reply1 month
chark is a senior
1 month
Fire Ed
Reply1 month
Kevin Faulk 2.0
Reply1 month
Simple...get an insurance policy and come back for your senior season. He would go after the Heisman, try and beat Bama and be absolutely worshiped in Baton Rouge as well as the face of college football.
Reply1 month
Instead of trying to be an attention whore by teasing the whole LSU community with the thought of him returning.
1 month
that insurance policy won't make up for the lost year of NFL revenue. Would be completely ignorant to return. He's probably just whoring for attention.
1 month
Do you have the details of such an insurance policy, airfernando? Plus, money isn't everything. For someone like me for example, $20 million would be the same as $5 million.
1 month
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