LSU's starting left tackle out for Washington game
Jeff Palermo Reporting
Former Northshore standout Chris Faulk will not play against the Washington Huskies, because of an undisclosed injury. Coach Les Miles made the announcement during his meeting with reporters on Wednesday night.
Miles said Faulk suffered the injury during practice and it's a different injury than the one that kept him out of fall camp for a period of time. It's unknown how long Faulk will be out, but Miles hopes the Slidell native could be back soon.
Faulk's injury means LSU will likely do some shuffling along the offensive line. Miles said they could move starting right tackle Alex Hurst to left tackle and play true freshman Vadal Alexander at right tackle. Another possibility is moving starting left guard La'el Collins to left tackle and plug Josh Dworaczyk at left guard. A third option is playing Josh Dworaczyk at left tackle.
Miles is very impressed with the true freshman Alexander. Something tells me we could see a lot of Alexander on Saturday. But Collins played left tackle in high school and could easily make the adjustment from left guard.
Washington will also be missing a starting tackle. Right tackle Ben Riva hurt his arm in the season opener against San Diego State and the Huskies could start three sophomores on their offensive line.