Hester and the OL

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  1. JP4LSU

    JP4LSU Founding Member

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    Anybody notice that Hester can get 3-4 yards out of nothing. Nobody at LSU can do this. If KW runs up the middle and the hole closes up, he gets nothing, but Hester gets 4 yards out of it. I've never seen anything like it. I think Scott could probably do it also, but Hester is a stud. He is a little short but he could be an effective FB in the NFL.

    We always talk about the good plays, but if we didn't have Hester up the middle, we would have made a lot fewer first downs. He is almost guaranteed 4 yds running up the middle.

    The OL did their job tonight. I want to send kudos to them also.
     
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  2. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    The OL seems to be a lot better than I thought they'd be. Hester is simply awesome.
     
  3. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

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    It would appear to me that the offensive line has more do do with Hester's success than he does. There are some huge holes for him to run through. Only problem is that he seems to run outta gas after about six to eight yards. ;)
     
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    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    He ain't much of a juker.
     
  5. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    There is a reason he was named the starter at the beginning of the season.
     
  6. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

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    He is by far the best blocker out of the group of running backs.
     
  7. CParso

    CParso Founding Member

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    Hester hits the hole hard, he always falls forward, and he never fumbles. That's why Miles loves him.

    After all the preseason talk of Charles Scott I'm suprised at how little we've seen of him so far this season. It looks like Richard Murphy is climbing the depth chart. Keiland didn't have his best day on Saturday.
     
  8. gumborue

    gumborue Throwin Ched

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    i posted this in some other thread, but i think hester is LSU's worse back when the OL is opening holes like last game. i would have love to see what murphy wouldve done with some of those.

    i think hester has a good shot at nfl fb
     
  9. Potted Plant

    Potted Plant Founding Member

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    This quality Hester has of getting a handful of yards out of a run that looks like it's going nowhere is a LEARNED skill. Feel around the barrier until you find the hole. (That's right, I said it). Hopefully, the younger backs will get there soon.
     
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  10. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Hester is a senior and he's learned how to follow his blockers. Williams still hits the line where the hole is supposed to be instead of following the big guys. Sometimes you have to not hit the line so quickly to do this. Hester also has the experience of being a fullback, so he knows blocking schemes better than the average tailback.
     

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