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LSU’s starting RB out for Auburn, possibly much longer

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As it turns out, a bomb threat that cost LSU some practice time yesterday is the least of the Tigers’ worries.

Starting running back Alfred Blue suffered a knee injury during LSU’s game this past weekend that knocked him out for the remainder of the blowout win over Idaho.  Head coach Les Miles acknowledged Monday that Blue will not play this weekend against SEC West rival Auburn, adding “[i]t may be a couple of weeks” before the junior returns.

The New Orleans Time-Picayune, however, wrote that Blue will “likely [be sidelined for] several more games” beyond the Auburn game.

Blue is currently second on the team with 270 yards, having broken the century mark in each of the first two games of the season.  Kenny Hilliard currently leads the Tigers in rushing yards (303) yards per carry (a gaudy 8.3) and rushing touchdowns (six), and will likely slide effortlessly into Blue’s starting role.  Or, there’s the starter on the 2011 SEC title-winning squad on which to fall back.

After a brief eligibility scare prior to the start of the 2012 season, last year’s leading rusher, Michael Ford, is also back and will likely see his workload — starting or otherwise — increased as well.

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7 Responses to “LSU’s starting RB out for Auburn, possibly much longer”
  1. kdbroom says: Sep 18, 2012 10:57 AM

    No big. Plug in one of the other backs, and let him get healed up for the stretch run. At least that’s a position where an injury won’t have a drastic impact.

  2. xtremesportsmaniac says: Sep 18, 2012 11:04 AM

    How many D2 teams is LSU going to schedule this year!

  3. rolltide510 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:08 AM

    Bad news for LSU, they needed to rely on a platoon of healthy backs to have a chance against the stifling auburn defense. Jake Holland is licking his chops right now thinking about going against a backup.

  4. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:12 PM

    Nick Saban just said “thank you voodoo doctor”

  5. sinnermike says: Sep 18, 2012 2:46 PM

    You guys have obviously not watched LSU play. When was the last time LSU depended on one RB. Last years starter Ware has been healing up for SEC schedule. Additionally, Ford has not played, and Hill, playing some garbage time looked good. Oh, Kenny Hilliard is a beast.

  6. rajuncajun28 says: Sep 18, 2012 2:57 PM

    Alabammy people are like gnats….they just won’t go away….must be their trailer park roots…..now, back to your shift at Walmart….

  7. sportmentary says: Sep 18, 2012 6:25 PM

    Good thing they have Hilliard. IT shouldn’t be that big a deal.

    (Your one and only chance to not spam the comments sections on this site with links to your site. You’ve been warned.)

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