Rejoice, LSU fans! After missing a few weeks with his ankle injury, running back Leonard Fournette will start Saturday against Ole Miss.
Interim head coach Ed Orgeron shared the exciting news on Friday.
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“Leonard is healthy. He’s had a good week of practice. We expect to use him as much as we can,” Orgeron said, per 247 Sports.
Since losing two of their first four games this year under former coach Les Miles, the Tigers have rebounded with two straight wins.
It won’t be easy to keep the Rebels from scoring, which is why Fournette’s return comes at a perfect time.
When healthy, there isn’t another running back in the nation that can combine the power, speed and vision of Fournette. And you can bet Orgeron will use him a ton this Saturday as he attempts to keep Chad Kelly and the Ole Miss offense off the field.
Fournette has totaled 368 yards and two touchdowns on the ground this year. Derrius Guice performed admirably in his stead and now leads the Tigers with 564 yards and six rushing scores. Both of them figure to receive plenty of work this weekend as LSU attempts to go 3-0 under Orgeron and 5-2 on the season.