BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron's talk to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club last week added a little more fuel to senior running back Nick Brossette's fire.
"Nick Brossette is a great … not a great, but a good running back," said Orgeron.
Brossette came to LSU as a four-star prospect who had broken Louisiana high school football rushing records. But so far, his collegiate career has been a frustrating one.
"Yeah, I heard about it that day," Brossette said about Orgeron's comment. "They told me about it. I use that as motivation."
During his first three seasons at LSU, Brossette has failed to score a touchdown, but he showed up to camp Friday at a very stout 220 pounds, hoping big things are ahead. Of course, being on the same roster as guys like Leonard Fournette, Derrius Guice, and Darrel Williams didn't help Brossette in the past, either.
But now, with a more comfortable offensive scheme and LSU looking for a hero at running back, perhaps No. 4 can finally flourish.
"What we've been doing, I say more of a zone scheme. Coach E [offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger] is calling plays to fit our skill set. And, I think it's going really good right now. And, I'm so excited," Brossette explained.
Is that what you did at UHigh? You ran out of the shotgun a lot, right?
"Yeah, and it was a lot of zones and everything else. I think it fit me really well and I'm feeling really good about it," Brossette answered.
So far, he has carried the ball 46 times as a Tiger for 306 yards. His longest run was 60 yards.