Fresh legs a selling point for LSU RBs 

August, 21, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alfred Blue is in a struggle among six talented tailbacks to be one of the two Les Miles wants to carry the load when LSU opens its season against North Texas on Sept. 1.

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Derick E. Hingle/US PresswireLSU RB Alfred Blue is in tune with Les Miles' by-committee approach at his position.
After featuring four backs, all of whom return, last season, Miles has said during August camp that he wants that pared to two primary backs to start the season. Adjustments will be made as the year goes on and backs get banged up and others offer fresh legs.

Being in that top two for the season opener guarantees nothing going forward. A bad game or a minor injury can put an LSU back on the sideline. A season ago, the Tigers had four running backs who accumulated at least 62 carries in 14 games in Miles' by-committee approach.

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