By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
LSU will likely be without its All-American tailback for the second consecutive week.
Appearing on the SEC Coaches Teleconference, interim head coach Ed Orgeron expressed serious doubt that Leonard Fournette would be able to play Saturday against Florida. He missed last week’s game with an ankle injury that’s lingered since fall camp.
“It doesn’t look like Leonard is going to play,” Orgeron said. “We don’t know yet, but he hasn’t practiced yet.”
Orgeron also confirmed that starting left guard Will Clapp “is going to be out for the next couple of weeks.” He was spotted with his right arm in a sling Monday after leaving Saturday’s win over Missouri with an injury.
The coach also ruled tight end Foster Moreau out for the Florida game. He’s missed practice Monday and Tuesday after leaving Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury.
As far as the offensive line, Orgeron confirmed what had been observed at practice Monday and Tuesday: offensive line coach Jeff Grimes is “experimenting” with playing starting center Ethan Pocic at tackle in reaction to being without two starters.
“There’s some things with Will Clapp being out that we’re experimenting with,” Orgeron said. “It may or may not be. We’ll see how the week goes.”
Andy Dodd replaced Pocic at center when the senior moved to tackle during open portions of practice. Maea Teuhema, who has started in Toby Weathersby’s place at right tackle, slide inside to left guard in that alignment.