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Link Gumbo - 8/29/16: Fournette Back?, Wisconsin Roster Moves

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GAMEWEEK! FOOTBALL IS HERE!

NCAA Football: Miami (Ohio) at Wisconsin
Bart Houston, Wisconsin’s New Starting QB
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GAMEWEEK!

That old standby, Lunch with Les, returns later today as Les Miles gives his weekly press conference ahead of the season opener today around 12:30 CT. It will be carried live on SEC Network+ and on 104.5fm in Baton Rouge. A free live audio stream will also be available from LSUSports.net. Expect this week’s depth chart to be released shortly before the press conference.

A number of important changes have occurred on the Wisconsin roster over the last few days. 5th year senior Bart Houston has been named the starting QB for the Badgers. Houston has played in 15 games over his career for Wisconsin, but Saturday will mark his fist ever start. Wisconsin will also be giving true freshman Anthony Lotti the starting position at punter for the game against LSU in Green Bay. Wisconsin’s most experienced OL, Dan Voltz has announced he has retired from football after attempting to come back from an ACL injury he suffered last year. Voltz had 27 starts at center in his college career and was expected to start at guard this year until deciding to retire.

Shaquille O’Neal has announced that the proceeds from his annual fall charity golf tournament at LSU will be donated to flood relief efforts.

The Advocate caught up with former Tiger and Green Bay legend Jimmy Taylor, who will be LSU’s honorary captain for the game at Lambeau Field.

Leonard Fournette returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since his ankle sprain. He was seen walking without a boot on, but there are conflicting reports about how much he participated in practice. Hopefully we’ll here more on this today.

Last week during Les Mile’s weekly radio show, while answering a question about the linebacking corps, Coach Miles mentioned that Michael Divinity or Tashawn Bower could be starting at the OLB position opposite Arden Key. Corey Thompson was expected to start at the position before breaking his leg in fall camp.

Playing Wisconsin at Lambeau instead of Madison is a crime, but the folks in Green Bay at least have a spectacular party planned for us.

LSU 2017 commit and St. James SR QB Lowell Narcisse suffered the second ACL tear of his career in a jamboree game against Donaldsonville on Thursday, almost certianly ending his senior season. Narcisse is on track to be an early enrollee.