TCU and LSU meet on Saturday night in a game that could determine national championship match ups. On Saturday August 31, LSU head coach Les Miles was very secretive when asked about the availability of Jeremy Hill. Basically we'll know Jeremy Hill is playing if we see him on the field.
Earlier in the year, Hill was arrested after being caught on tape knocking somebody out in a parking lot of a bar. Hill was immediately suspended, but once his legal issues were taken care of, the team voted to have Hill reinstated to the team.
In what should be a great defensive battle, LSU’s running game could be the difference between a win and a loss. Although, the Tigers have viable ball carriers on the team, it wasn’t until Hill was inserted into the lineup that LSU began to play well last season.
Hopefully for LSU, the rumors about Zach Mettenberger’s emergence is true. He will need to be at his best against the gritty Horned Frogs defense.
TCU has big plans on offense this season. They welcome back Casey Pachall to the fold and it’s likely that he will be the starter at quarterback. He’s one of the best pure passers in the country, and was on his way to a great season last year before substance abuse issues arose.
Trevone Boykin is certainly going to see some action as well. He may also see some time at multiple positions. Boykin could be the best athlete on the team, and his ability should be utilized against LSU.
The Verdict: Jeremy Hill is truly a difference make on the LSU team. If they don’t have him ready to go, points will be hard to come by. Still LSU is great in these type of games. TCU is prone to shocking the world, so they expect to win this game. With Pachall back, they will have the better passing game.