COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: #2 LSU
June 5, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
After four years of a confusing and often unproductive quarterback shuffle, LSU goes into a season with a clear-cut starter in junior Zach Mettenberger. The strong-armed junior, a one-time Georgia Bulldog, has a talent-laden offense all to himself after spending the 2011 season No. 3 on the depth chart. “We’re going to throw the ball more because we’re better equipped to do that,” coach Les Miles says.
You won’t find an All-American in the LSU backfield, but there also might not be a deeper or more talented crew in the country. Three Tiger tailbacks rushed for at least 500 yards last year — Michael Ford (756), Spencer Ware (707) and Alfred Blue (539) — and a fourth, Kenny Hilliard, gained 336 on a 5.4-yard average as a true freshman.