COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Alfred Blue and Terrence Magee did a nice job handling the bulk of the LSU rushing load over the first two weeks of the season.
But their services may no longer be needed in a starting role.
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Troubled running back Jeremy Hill made his first start of the season for the Tigers on Saturday against Kent State. The sophomore rumbled for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns on only 11 carries; not to be overly lauded against inferior competition. But the fact that Hill made the start is what's significant here.
His debut as a starter could signal decreased playing time for Blue and Magee, along with the rest of the offensive backfield. Hill has the most raw talent among LSU's running backs, but after being charged with assault in the spring, he was suspended from LSU's season-opening win over TCU. He played briefly last week in a rout of UAB, making his season debut in the second quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run.
Hill ran for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns last season to lead the Tigers.