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
--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
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
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
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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
--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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