Running Back Spencer Ware Absent From LSU Tigers Training Drills

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While it’s a bit too early for a “run on the bank”, it’s still a matter of concern for me. LSU has placed a considerable amount of responsibility on the young man’s shoulders this season.

Spencer’s role with the team is perhaps second only to Jordan Jefferson the Lsu quarterback. You normally wouldn’t say that of a running back, but all things tend to indicate that Lsu Head coach Les Miles is planning to develop a strong running game this season to take the pressure off QB Jordan Jefferson.

Having said that, Spencer Ware is the “big dog” in the kennel. There’s also talk of Jordan feeling more comfortable and relaxed this season, and coach Miles wants to keep him that way. I guess that if it takes two keys to unlocking the door to a national championship for LSU this season, Spencer Ware is one of them, and Jordan Jefferson is the other.

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Other players not dressed out included offensive linemen Will Blackwell, La’El Collins and Evan Washington; defensive tackle Josh Downs; wide receiver Armand Williams; and fullback J.C. Copeland.

Ware practiced both sessions Wednesday. It was the third consecutive practice missed by Blackwell, who missed 10 games last year with a broken ankle. Williams practiced Wednesday morning but has missed two workouts since with a recurring hamstring problem.

Offensive tackle Chris Faulk and wide receiver Kadron Boone worked out in green no contact jerseys.

Jefferson seems to be able to function better without a lot of pressure to perform, even though he did step up and face it well in the Cotton Bowl in the last game a year ago. A good, solid ground attack would serve the Lsu Fighting Tigers well in their upcoming run for the BCA National Championship.

It sure would give the Lsu offensive coordinator a few extra options. We’ll keep you posted on new developments in the situation.

Geaux Tigers!

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