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LSU played 17 true freshmen during the teams 27-0 win in the season opener vs. BYU last week and head coach Ed Orgeron suggested more could play this season, maybe even the entire signing class.

Orgeron was asked about the true freshman during Wednesday's SEC Coaches Teleconference. Per The Advocate:

Coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday that “there’s a chance” the Tigers will play all 22 eligible true freshmen over the course of the season. Many could see the field for the first time this week, specifically safety-turned-receiver Jacoby Stevens.

“We plan on most of our guys playing,” Orgeron said on the Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday. “We’ve talked about it today. We want to get Jacoby Stevens more in the mix. He’s got things he can do on offense. I think you’ll see more of him this week. We’re going to give an opportunity for most of our freshmen to play.”
The five eligible freshmen that did not play last week were QB Lowell Narcisse, TE Aaron Moffit, FB Tory Carter, and WR's Jacoby Stevens and Mannie Netherly.

Orgeron also has some comments about the freshman class during his Tuesday press conference:

Question: After you watched film, what did you think of your freshmen on defense Chaisson, Taylor, some of those guys who started and played a lot?

Orgeron: "Recruit, recruit, recruit," Orgeron said. "We're glad we have them. They are exactly what we thought about in recruiting. The thing that I was really impressed with the most was their mental outlook on the game. The game was not too big for them at all. They were running around ready to go. They didn't have a deer in the headlights look at all. They were ready to go. They played like vets."
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I don't remember seeing Fulton out there
Reply49 months
If CF is no. 22 then he played
49 months
If CF is no. 22 then he played
49 months
Unreal that in 2 years we will have a minimum of 17 players with practical experience. This may not be "the" year, but the program is heading in the right trajectory.
Reply49 months
I love this. This is just awesome. Orgeron is going to build depth this way and recruits will love it.
Reply49 months
What's the data on how many started?
Reply49 months
This is great for both recruiting and experience going forward. Recruits see this and know they will get a chance to make an impact and play early at LSU and come later in the year or as Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will have plenty of game-time experience.
Reply49 months
Exactly! Not to mention everyone complaining about the low star ratings on our recruits don't know much about recruiting. They looked pretty damn good to me! The coaches meet these guys personally and they know what they've got. I'll trust their evaluations over a recruiting ranking service any day!
49 months
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