CARENCRO, LA (WAFB) -
Sixteen years after playing his final season at LSU, star running back Kevin Faulk is still the school's all-time leading rusher, so he seemed like the perfect person to ask about the newest young running back for the Tigers.
From 1995-98, Faulk rushed for a whopping 4,557 yards, which is still good enough for third best in the history of the Southeastern Conference. It is even better than Auburn's iconic Bo Jackson (4,303), who played in just three fewer games than Faulk.
Faulk's decision to play for the Tigers was without question a major game changer. The LSU program was in the tank, having suffered through six straight losing seasons and firing its last two head coaches (Mike Archer and Curley Hallman) before his arrival. Tiger Stadium was Dead Valley, with 30,000 empty seats not being unusual on a Saturday night.
With "all eyes on three," LSU returned to the national polls and won bowl games under new, very popular head coach Gerry Dinardo.