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Running back Tre Bradford transfers back to LSU

 Billy Jones   in Football

The Tigers could get a big boost in their running back room--but when?

Tiger Stadium photo courtesy of LSU. 

LSU’s offense may have gotten a much needed boost last night. Tre Bradford, who transferred after playing sparingly in his freshman year in Baton Rouge, is heading back to LSU after transferring to Oklahoma. 

Bradford spent all spring and summer in Oklahoma, where many thought he could play some role in the Sooners’ quest for a national title. But Bradford hit the eject button only a week and half before Oklahoma kicked off its season against Tulane. 

OU coach Lincoln Riley voiced his disappointment about losing Bradford, but mainly was surprised with the move as many in the Oklahoma camp thought he could contribute for the upcoming season.

“I was [surprised],” Riley said Tuesday at a press conference. “I honestly... I really don’t have an explanation.”

Bradford announced last night that he will return to Baton Rouge in order to join Ed Orgeron and the Tigers. However, the NCAA has yet to approve his waiver for eligibility for this season.

LSU’s running game could use a lift as it managed 49 yards on the ground with 25 carries against UCLA. Still, running backs may only be part of the issue as it seemed the offensive line could not create good running lanes.