Steve Ensminger believes Clyde Edwards-Helaire will play against Oklahoma
Heading into Saturday’s College Football Playoff Semifinal matchup between LSU and Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, the biggest current question mark on the field is the status of LSU’s outstanding running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
After racking up 1,689 total yards of offense and 17 touchdowns this season for the Tigers as they marched their way to an undefeated season and the 2019 SEC Championship, the junior was recently injured during practice. The full extent of Edwards-Helaire’s injury is not known but he has been spotted recently without crutches, for what that’s worth.
When it comes to Edwards-Helaire’s status for the upcoming Peach Bowl, Ed Orgeron has been vague but has noted the Tigers hope to make a determination on the running back’s availability for the game after viewing him in Tuesday’s practice.
While it would appear Orgeron isn’t ready to make a call on whether or not Edwards-Helaire will play or not, the team’s offensive coordinator was willing to make a prediction during his media availability on Tuesday.
“I do believe we will have Clyde (in the Peach Bowl),” Ensminger said Tuesday morning. “That’s my opinion. I think Clyde will be there.”
That’s about as definitive of a statement as you are likely going to get when it comes to the availability of Edwards-Helaire leading up to the game. While it has to be noted that comment is simply Ensminger’s opinion, his words should calm the nerves any LSU fans have about their outstanding running back for Saturday’s game.