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Tigers With Options at Running Back

Posted: 11:16 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-11 00:05:14-04

BATON ROUGE (KATC) — Over the last few seasons LSU has bounced from all-time great to all-time great. Derrius Guice and Leonard Fournette leave big shoes to fill and in 2018 it’s likely LSU will look to three players to fill the void.

Senior Nick Brossette, a powerful one-cut back, may fit the LSU’s scheme the best, but sophomore Clyde Edwards-Helaire is arguably the most talented of the backs. The two have combined to rush for just 337 yards and no touchdowns in four combined seasons at LSU. Also in the mix is true freshman Chris Curry.

The three backs have three different styles and offer LSU three different options to pick and chose from. Edwards-Helaire suggested the Tigers may employ different backs based on how defenses defend the different styles they each bring.

“Everybody has different eyes, running eyes,” he said. “We all run different. I may cut a ball back on an outside zone because that’s how my eyes saw it, and my God given ability allows me to make a certain cut.”