Originally written on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Making the morning rounds. • . Two days after inexplicably throwing his name into the draft, LSU receiver Russell Shepard posted on his Twitter page Friday night that he now plans to return for his senior season after "a great talk" with his family and coach Les Miles. Shepard was apparently upset about his diminished role in LSU's run-based offense — he only touched the ball 23 times in 2011 after being passed on the depth chart by a freshman, Odell Beckham Jr. — but still has a chance to fulfill the five-star recruiting hype this fall with leading receiver Rueben Randle bound for the draft. It probably doesn't hurt that he's going to have a new quarterback with a stronger arm than Jordan Jefferson or Jarrett Lee, either. [@LSUShep10, Baton Rouge Advocate] • . It's not officially official, yet, but all signs Sunday pointed to Washington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier as the new offensive coordinator at Alabama, replacing new Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain. As a playe...
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