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LSU’s Ridley to play in Cotton Bowl after all?

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On Dec. 22, head coach Les Miles revealed that leading rusher Stevan Ridley would be ineligible for the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M, but that the school was appealing to the NCAA to have that decision reversed.

Apparently, that appeal was very successful.

The Dallas Morning News reported earlier Monday afternoon that Miles was seen on his cell phone and hugging Ridley following the conversation. ¬†The Baton Rouge Advocate‘s Randy Rosetta tweeted later that a source close to LSU said that Ridley will indeed be eligible.

Miles didn’t confirm Ridley’s eligibility after practice today, but did seem optimistic when asked about the running back’s status.

“We hear good things, but we’re not certain of anything at this point,” Miles said. “When we hear officially, we’ll be forthcoming.”

Getting Ridley “back” would be a huge boost for a Tigers’ offense that’s struggled mightily when attempting to move the ball through the air. ¬†Ridley, a junior, leads the Tigers with 1,042 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.

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7 Responses to “LSU’s Ridley to play in Cotton Bowl after all?”
  1. bodybaggame says: Jan 3, 2011 6:39 PM

    He recited the ABC;s

  2. cometkazie says: Jan 3, 2011 6:49 PM


  3. dg0122 says: Jan 3, 2011 7:16 PM

    sources say he really nailed his re-take of the Color by Number 302 final- stayed in the lines much better and was perfect in his color/number matching

  4. blitz4848 says: Jan 3, 2011 8:15 PM

    All it takes is the color green = $$$$$$$$$

  5. Deb says: Jan 3, 2011 10:16 PM

    Y’all remind me about this game or I’ll miss it.

  6. WingT says: Jan 4, 2011 12:35 PM

    corn dogs for everybody

  7. soflatrojan says: Jan 4, 2011 2:01 PM

    That was funny and probably true.

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