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Another bayou adios as Michael Ford leaves LSU

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With five underclassmen already officially gone, and three others all but official, LSU has been hit harder than any other school by far when it comes to players leaving early for the NFL.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, the hits keep on coming.

Running back Michael Ford confirmed to ESPN.com‘s Joe Schad that he’s decided to bid adieu to the Bayou Bengals and take his game into the NFL draft. ¬†Ford becomes the second Tiger back to leave as a junior this year, joining teammate Spencer Ware.

I gave all my talents to LSU. I feels there is a higher ceiling out there for me,” Ford told Schad. “I have speed, I can catch, I can block and I can run through tackles. All the guys going pro? Our dream is to make it to the NFL.”

Ford finished third on the Tigers with 392 yards, and finishes his LSU career with 1,416 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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7 Responses to “Another bayou adios as Michael Ford leaves LSU”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jan 7, 2013 4:38 PM

    Find JT and his son. They’ll play LB and will tackle anyone. They wrestle gators so think of what they’ll do to QB and RB’s.

  2. kozbee says: Jan 7, 2013 5:07 PM

    LSU better put up a big help wanted sign..

  3. allen227 says: Jan 7, 2013 5:31 PM

    Wow! He will be a free agent at best and bounce around. Should’ve stayed in school to at least learn how to speak.

  4. marcinhouston says: Jan 7, 2013 5:33 PM

    Hill outplayed Ware and Ford and is going to be the feature back, and the others are too talented to want to be backups to a younger player.

  5. halbert53 says: Jan 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    Early leavers on defense know LSU will never win a NC with Miles as coach so no need to hang around. Offense early leavers generally are second team

  6. foreverlsu says: Jan 7, 2013 6:17 PM

    halbert53 says:
    Jan 7, 2013 5:42 PM
    Early leavers on defense know LSU will never win a NC with Miles as coach so no need to hang around. Offense early leavers generally are second team
    ___________

    Did you realize he’s already won one, smart guy?

  7. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 7, 2013 6:21 PM

    Speaks volumes of the depth and talent LSU has. Still have Blue, Hillard, and Hill along with all O line returning. Defense will be young but Chavis will put them in good position to succeed.

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