College football notebook: LSU LB Chaisson out for season

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[September 05, 2018]  LSU starting outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, coach Ed Orgeron announced Tuesday.

Chaisson sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of the team's 33-17 upset of then-No. 8 Miami on Sunday night.

Chaisson, a sophomore, was expected to be a significant contributor this season, filling the shoes of former Tigers linebacker Arden Key on the edge.

Redshirt sophomore Andre Anthony replaced Chaisson on Sunday and could see the bulk of his playing time moving forward.

--Alabama remains atop the updated AP Top 25, followed by Clemson and Georgia, respectively.

The biggest riser of the week is LSU, up from No. 25 to No. 11 after its upset of Miami. The Hurricanes slipped to No. 22.

New additions this week include South Carolina (No. 24) and Florida (No. 25). Florida State (formerly No. 19) and Texas (No. 23) are off the list.

--Miami coach Mark Richt said Malik Rosier remains the team's starting quarterback, three days after the senior threw a pair of interceptions in the season-opening loss to LSU.

Rosier finished the game 15 of 35 passing for 259 yards and one touchdown, with much of the yardage coming as Miami tried to rally from a 33-3 deficit.

The other four quarterbacks on Miami's roster are all freshmen or redshirt freshman. N'Kosi Perry, a highly touted recruit out of Ocala, Fla., who did not see action in 2017, was suspended for the season opener and didn't travel with the team.

--Braylon Edwards regrets going with his blue material, but stands by his critical position on Michigan's season-opening flop at Notre Dame.

Edwards, a star wide receiver for the Wolverines and first-round draft pick, was suspended by Big Ten Network for violating the social media policy and standards when he lit into Michigan via Twitter. His younger brother, Berkley, is a running back on the 2018 roster.

He admitted to the Detroit News that he was drinking during the tirade, saying, "I admit I was excessive and emotional and inebriated. Mix those together. But the focus of my tweets remains intact. I stand by that. I was over-excessive Saturday night at 10:29, but I don't back down on my overall stance as an alum and a fan. I've always defended Michigan. Even this year, I was high on Michigan."

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--Wake Forest senior left tackle Justin Herron will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team confirmed.

Herron was hurt when his knee buckled less than halfway through the first quarter of Thursday night's win over Tulane. The game was Herron's 38th career start, all at left tackle, since taking the job as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He did not allow a sack in 469 snaps in protection last season.

Head coach Dave Clawson said the team will pursue a sixth year of eligibility for Herron via a medical hardship waiver, which Clawson expects to be granted.

--Arkansas State wide receiver Dahu Green will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken ankle in the team's season-opening win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday.

Green appears headed for surgery, according to coach Blake Anderson.

Green, a junior, sat out last season as a transfer from Oklahoma. Anderson said the school will ask the NCAA to grant a medical hardship, which would allow Green to retain two years of eligibility if approved.

--Four-star linebacker Kane Patterson, out of Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tenn., committed to Clemson.

The move comes roughly a week after Patterson decommitted from Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class. He was the first player to do so following the suspension of coach Urban Meyer in the wake of his actions in the domestic-violence related case of former assistant coach Zach Smith.

"With everything that was taking place at Ohio State, it just cracked the door for this opportunity," Patterson told 247Sports, which ranks him as the nation's No. 9 linebacker.

--Field Level Media

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