Countdown to camp: RB committee 

July, 5, 2012
This time last summer, Spencer Ware was the LSU running back at the center of the preseason hype.

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Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesSpencer Ware is looking to emerge from the pack and become LSU's No. 1 running back once again.
It was certainly justified excitement. Months before his sophomore season, Ware was coming off a 102-yard performance on just 10 carries in LSU's Cotton Bowl thrashing of Texas A&M. He followed that up in April 2011 with a 103-yard, two-touchdown afternoon on just 13 carries in the Tigers' spring game.

Ware seemed certain to deliver on the promise in the early going of the 2011 campaign, when he opened the season with 100-yard efforts in three of LSU's first four games. But LSU redefined the idea of running back by committee last season, as we've since come to learn. Ware's return to the pack was no doubt aided by a one-game suspension for violating team rules when the Tigers faced Auburn.

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