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iamandykeim
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
I think Clyde ought to be in this conversation, but Fournette definitely should get the nod ahead of him. that 2015 year that Fournette had was the best year I've seen by a RB. LF7 had 6 more TDs and 300 more yards from scrimmage than Clyde did and with 3 less games.


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CJD4LSU
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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magine Leonard Fournette in last years offense. Holy shite


Leonard would have been LSU’s second Heisman winner if he was afforded the opportunity to play in an offense like we had last year.


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Datbayoubengal
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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Fournette would have been a beast, but Guice’s ability to catch the ball out of the backfield would have been an added plus like CEH.


I think you've forgotten just how good Fournette was. Fournette caught passes 20+ yards downfield. Fournette took a swing pass 40+ yards for a TD. He caught a pass running straight up the middle of the field, for a 40 yard gain vs what was the #16 pass defense as a freshman. Over his final 3 games in that heisman level year, he had 9 receptions for 160 yards and 1 TD. In only 6 games as a junior he had 150 yards and 15 receptions. He was on pace for 30+ catches and 300+ yards.

Even now in the NFL he has 134 catches in only 36 games.


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KC Tiger
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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But if you would have put LF7 or Jeremy hill or guice on last years team...my god


Yes, yes and Yes.


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RB10
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
Fournette had 2,206 total yards and 23 TDs. 319 touches, and only 12 games. CEH had 1,867 total yards and 17 TDs TDs. 270 touches, and 15 games.

Per game, Fournette was clearly more productive, but he was also the entire offense. Crazy stat, they were nearly identical in production per touch.

6.915 yards per touch for both. Fournette scored every 14.9 touches. CEH scored every 15.9.
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sportsman2582
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
Yeah, because it was Fournette’s decision to play 1v11 with Alabama’s defense for 60 minutes


Sterling Archer
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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Yeah, because it was Fournette’s decision to play 1v11 with Alabama’s defense for 60 minutes



I'm still irrationally angry thinking about the complete lack of offensive innovation with all that talent we had.


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AlxTgr
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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this offense just fit Clyde so much better


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geauxtigers33
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
Love Clyde and he deserves to be high on the list of all time RB’s in LSU history but Guice in this offense would have been insane. When they motion the RB out of the backfield if that is Guice the entire route tree is open. With Clyde, and most RB’s, you only have a handful of those routes available. People forget that Guice won the MVP Army All American Game playing WR.


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lsufan_26
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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This is pretty much true, but Clyde out performed both of them by a good bit against Bama. Not sure if Guice or Fournette would have made the big plays Clyde did.

You don't think the type of offense and the talent on this past season's offense had ANYTHING to do with that?


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dukke v
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
It has a lot to do with it and IMO in last years offense Guice would have been better than LF.


Pacito
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
No, but he was the perfect back, with the right skillsets, for our offense last year.


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geauxtigers33
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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It has a lot to do with it and IMO in last years offense Guice would have been better than LF.



Correct and if Fournette played around the times Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson played he would have probably went down as one of the greatest RB’s in the history of college football.


Fat Bastard
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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Fournette was better.


at catching passes? what about blocking? think total package. CEH did it all this past year


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JakeFromStateFarm
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
Fournette and Guice were breaking rushing records when everyone and their momma knew they were getting the ball. You put either of them in last season’s offense, and their numbers wouldn’t be touched by anyone for a very long time.


KingofthePoint
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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Give me more burst

Fournette easily. It’s laughable that you’d put Clyde ahead of Fournette here.
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more explosiveness

Again Fournette

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more shiftiness

Yes. Clyde wins this one easily

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more heart

Probably a push, Fournette broke the single game rushing record on a bad ankle and it’s not like he avoided contact


NOSTRODAMUS
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
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LF7s games vs bama just kill it for me


You must be kidding. Leonard was up against (what seemed like) 15 in the box for 3 straight years.
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lsudave1
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
Not sure that he was the best back since Faulk, but considering the circumstances of the game, his performance against Bama is still the greatest I've seen from any LSU RB ever.


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mofungoo
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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
Clyde is an all purpose back ala Sproles. Pure running backs can pile up more rushing yards, but Clyde can hurt a defense in multiple ways.



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re: Was clyde the best back we have had since faulk?
I agree with this.


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