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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Coming and going

So Brandon LaFell is coming back and Dexter Pratt is not coming at all to LSU.

I'm guessing most LSU fans would settle for that trade, although most probably don't want to see a highly touted running back leave for Oklahoma State.

Anyway, let's start with LaFell. His decision to return to LSU -- since he did not sign with an agent he had until Sunday to decide if he wanted to come back -- is a boost for the Tigers.

After a shaky sophomore season, LaFell was a dependable receiver as a junior. His return gives LSU a boost, but the Tigers certainly still need to sign Rueben Randle.

Pratt was headed to LSU, but according to the school, he ran into problems with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

He was the 11th-rated running back prospect in the country according to one service. Personlly, I think you can withstand losing a running back a lot easier than say, a defensive lineman. You hate to say that running backs are a dime a dozen, but the game-winning touchdown in the NFC Championship Game was scored by a guy (Tim Hightower) who wasn't even invited to the NFL Combine.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's probably just as well not to waste time w/ Pratt if the NCAA has questions. It took a while before Jerrell Powe was eligible at Ole Miss after he de-committed to LSU, and DeAngelo Benton is still not eligible at LSU.

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