Found August 31, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
Not that they really need him against North Texas, but LSU running back Michael Ford’s academic eligibility issues have apparently been cleared up, and he is eligible to play Saturday night. The university never specified exactly what the hangup was with Ford and linebacker Tahj Jones’ grades was, but last season’s leading rusher is ready to go. Jones, however, is apparently still not cleared. Again, not like they need either of them against North Texas. The Tigers, the losers of last season’s BCS title game to Alabama, are 42.5 point favorites over the Mean Green (snicker). They will also be debuting quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who, if the hype is to be believed, amazed Chuck Norris with his arm. He is expected to be the first even moderately competent LSU quarterback since Matt Flynn. Ford ran for 756 yards in 2011 with seven touchdowns while sharing time with Spencer Ware. Under Les Miles, LSU has almost always had backs splitting time, and historically, the less versatile t...
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