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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Alley Broussard should transfer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Former LSU tailback Alley Broussard should continue to pursue his college degree, but he shouldn't do it at LSU. Broussard, a fifth year senior from Lafayette, should transfer to another school so he can play this season and try to get into the NFL draft next spring or sign as a free agent. Staying at LSU to just get his degree would be admirable, but it would be a waste of athletic talent.

A change of scenery where Broussard would be more wanted might do him a world of good.

Athletic department officials in the Southland Conference on Tuesday said Broussard could not transfer to a Division I-AA school like McNeese State or Northwestern State and play this season because of a new NCAA transfer rule that bars such transfers in a senior year.

However, Greg Sankey, associate commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, said Wednesday at the SEC Media Days that rule does not come into effect until August of 2008.

Reading from the NCAA manual, Sankey said a senior I-A player could transfer to a I-AA school this season.

Broussard should take advantage of this. He is still a very talented back who can get that key extra yard. He may be out of shape and not have the best work ethic, but he could still be a valuable, big back. He could have provided some needed inside power running for LSU this season, but Broussard never had a good relationship with LSU head coach Les Miles and running backs coach Larry Porter.

Keiland Williams, Jacob Hester, Charles Scott and Richard Murphy were likely going to be ahead of Broussard throughout this season. Broussard wondered what he would be working so hard for because he likely was not going to play.

There are other places, perhaps in Division I-AA or even Division II, where Broussard could see some daylight. He should go for it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Glenn he always tells the truth

1:21 PM  

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