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More Up And Downs For LSU Headed Into 2018

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Even just a few days after the CFP national title game, things around the SEC continue to pick up with juniors making decisions about their future and coaching spots becoming finalized. It could very well stay busy in the early offseason until spring football gets started, and by that time the 2018 NASCAR season will be up and running. The hype from the epilogue from the title game still hangs over our heads as Kirk Herbstreit mentioned that the entire nation watched the game.

LSU continues to add and subtract from the roster and the staff. They added former Tennessee Tech quarterback Andre Sale on Wednesday. Sale is a native of Baton Rouge and since coming from a FCS school, will have two years of eligibility left. He played in seven game this season for the Golden Eagles throwing for 1,520 yards and eight touchdowns. Sale could most likely compete with Myles Brennan for the starting job in the spring with Danny Elting graduating.

Tight ends coach Steve Ensminger has officially been promoted back to offensive coordinator, but will lose Derrius Guice to the NFL Draft. Backup Darrel Williams is also graduating which will leave only three running backs and a 2018 signee on the roster. Those currently on the roster barely saw the field this year and the only one with the most experience is upcoming senior Nick Brossette who rushed for only 96 yards in 19 attempts. That’s not all they are going to lose either.

Tight end Caleb Roddy and cornerback Xavier Lewis is transferring from Baton Rouge. Lewis only played in six game over for the Tigers registering only 14 total tackles. Roddy played in 12 games last season, but did not record a catch and did not play at all this season. It is unknown as to why they were limited on the field. The one thing that will hurt the most is losing Guice and Williams with no experience or depth deep enough to follow up to their success this season.

While the signing of an experienced quarterback and returning Ensminger to a role that he should have kept, it could still turn out to be a long off season for Ed Orgeron. While they ranked fourth in the SEC in recruiting and 12th in the nation, that could be hard to follow up unless they sign some more running backs. They also only have one tight end signed on the 2018 roster which could still leave them with six. Upcoming senior Foster Moreau led all tight ends with 278 yards, average 11.6 yards per game.

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