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LSU junior RB Derrius Guice (knee) has been cleared to play and will start against Syracuse on Saturday

Well, that changed quickly. Yesterday it was reported that Guice would miss the Syracuse game. Apparently the star running back was cleared to practice on Thursday, and he'll give it a go against Syracuse. It remains to be seen how many carries he'll get, but he's talented enough to make a big impact on the game even if he doesn't get his usual amount of touches.
Sep 21 - 7:58 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that suspended redshirt senior DE Frank Herron will be eligible to return in "a couple weeks."

Herron has been out on suspension for the first three games of the season due to an undisclosed situation -- Orgeron said that he is not eligible right now, which would seem to hint toward an academic issue. We'll pass along an update when Herron is reinstated.
Sep 20 - 10:16 PM

LSU freshman WR JaCoby Stevens practiced with both the running backs and tight ends on Wednesday.

Stevens (6'2/199) could potentially see some duties as a running back against Syracuse on Saturday with Derrius Guice (knee) ruled out. When he first joined LSU this winter, the true freshman was working with the defensive backs before being shifted over to wideout. He's shown a tremendous amount of position flexibility in his brief time with the Tigers.
Sep 20 - 9:47 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Syracuse.

Early in the practice week, LSU HC Ed Orgeron termed Guice's injury as "minor." That would appear to have been either a hopeful statement or a coy statement, as Guice did not practice on either Tuesday or Wednesday and has now officially been nixed for Saturday's showdown with the Orange. Darrel Williams will start in his place on Saturday now that the star junior back has been ruled out. There is no current timetable for Guice's return to action.
Sep 20 - 8:57 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron deems junior RB Derrius Guice (knee) "very questionable" for Saturday's game against Syracuse.

This is a swift rhetorical change of direction for Coach O after he labeled it a "minor injury" on Monday. Guice hurt his left knee in Saturday's devastating loss at Mississippi State. He's yet to practice this week. "I don’t know if Derrius is going to play," Orgeron said. "He didn’t dress out yesterday in pads. He’s very questionable right now." Darrel Williams (28-159-4) is next in line if Guice is ruled out.
Sep 20 - 2:25 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice (undisclosed) did not practice on Tuesday.

Guice sat out practice on Monday, too, due to what HC Ed Orgeron has termed a "minor injury." Orgeron indicated that the star junior's sitting is a precautionary move and that he believes the running back is "going to be fine." Barring a setback during the practice week, Guice should be able to play against Syracuse this weekend.
Sep 19 - 6:34 PM

LSU suspended redshirt senior DE Frank Herron is not expected to return this week.

Herron's continued suspension really hurts now, as LSU is struggling with its depth on the defensive front. No further details have been given regarding his punishment.
Sep 19 - 4:04 PM

LSU sophomore DT Ed Alexander (hand) won't play this weekend against Syracuse.

The nose tackle re-injured his right hand in Saturday's loss to Mississippi State. Alexander did not play in the second half. He originally suffered the injury against BYU. LSU is hoping to get starting NT Rashard Lawrence back this week, which would allow them to shift Greg Gilmore back out to defensive end.
Sep 18 - 6:01 PM

LSU coach Ed Orgeron is hopeful that sophomore DT Rashard Lawrence (undisclosed) will return on Saturday versus Syracuse.

Lawrence has missed the past two games with an undisclosed injury. He has been seen wearing a walking boot. Since he was able to return to practice last week, we'd expect to see him this weekend against the Orange.
Sep 18 - 5:13 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron withheld junior RB Derrius Guice from Monday's practice due to a "minor injury."

Per Coach O, Guice didn't practice on Monday to "protect him. Think he's going to be fine." Guice himself said he got a "little nicked" against Mississippi State. Guice received treatment on Sunday. The Tigers host Syracuse on Saturday. We expect Guise to be good to go by then.
Sep 18 - 4:43 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron wants to find playing time for LSU freshman QB Myles Brennan "in the next couple of games."

"We're going to give Myles more reps," Orgeron said on Monday. "See if he can play in the next couple of games." Tigers starting QB Danny Etling went 13-of-29 for 137 yards in Saturday's embarrassing 30-point loss to Mississippi State. Brennan, a top-125 overall recruit in this past cycle, is viewed as the quarterback of the future. If Etling's struggles continue -- which would be no great surprise -- LSU may turn the offense over to Brennan earlier than expected.
Sep 18 - 2:37 PM

SEC Country's Nick Suss assigned the LSU coaching staff an "F" grade for their performance in Saturday's loss to Mississippi State.

Of particular damage to the report card of HC Ed Orgeron and staff was that the Tigers were excessively penalized in the contest, something that has been a consistent issue for the team. They entered action on Saturday having been penalized 21 times in just two games. They bumped that to an even 30 with nine more penalties (for 112 yards) versus the Bulldogs, with Suss noting that "[m]ore than half of those either negated touchdowns, ended LSU drives or extended Mississippi State drives."
Source: SEC Country
Sep 17 - 1:03 PM

In his return to action against Mississippi State on Saturday, LSU junior edge rusher Arden Key (shoulder) registered a trio of tackles, a quarterback hurry and a half-snap.

Key was expected to see relatively limited work in his first game of the season after missing the first two contests while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, but per Andrew Lopez of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Key was in on 28 snaps in just the first half. Once Mississippi State truly started to open the game up in the second half, Key understandably saw considerably less work. He'll look to continue to shake off the rust when LSU hosts Syracuse next Saturday.
Sep 17 - 12:47 PM

LSU senior QB Danny Etling completed 13-of-29 passes for 137 yards on Saturday in a 37-7 loss to Mississippi State.

Etling was simply overmatched on Saturday, failing to make progressions and struggling to get the ball down field. His only saving grace was that he didn't turn the football over. It's tough to get too excited about that when you can't even complete 50 percent of your passes. He'll look to rebound from this effort next Saturday against Syracuse.
Sep 16 - 10:43 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice ran 15 times for 76 yards in a 37-7 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday.

It wasn't a bad day for Guice, but the 5-foot-11, 212-pound tailback was unable to make the big play, much less make up for the complete ineffectiveness of quarterback Danny Etling. Outside of a 25-yard run, he was held to just 51 yards on the rest of his 14 carries. He'll look to get back on track against Syracuse on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 10:39 PM

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