LSU has used three different running back rotations, started two different runners and had a different leading rusher in each of his first three games.
But the backfield might be stabilizing as the Tigers prepare to play Auburn in their Southeastern Conference opener Saturday night.
Sophomore Jeremy Hill, the leading rusher last season and presumed starter this season before running into off-the-field trouble, made his first start against Kent State last Saturday and ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Hill said he doesn’t feel like he’s all the way back after being away from the team for nearly four months leading up to the start of preseason camp, but it appears he’s back in the starting lineup moving forward.
“I did some great things out there and I did some really bad things,” Hill said. “You just kind of go with the good and learn from the bad, try and keep an even keel and go to work fixing the mistakes.
“I missed a few blitz pick-ups that I should have gotten and our quarterback got hit a few times. I missed a few cuts. I cut back when I didn’t need to and should have kept going to the side — small things like that that people probably don’t notice watching the game but things that I can improve on.”
Hill, who didn’t play in the opener and had 50 yards and a touchdown on six carries in his debut two weeks ago, said he “started to get my rhythm back” during the game, but that’s a work in progress.