Tape It Up: LSU: Dorsey In The Dark

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LSU: Dorsey In The Dark

Saturday's Saban vs. Miles - err, Alabama vs. LSU - game is a big one, but one of the biggest players is not letting us know whether or not he'll be taking part in the action. LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey sprained his right knee against Auburn two weeks ago, and although he's been forthright about how the injury occurred - on an illegal chop-block - he has not been so forthcoming about his status for Saturday. All we know is that Dorsey has been practicing in a brace and, according to head coach Les Miles, if the game were scheduled for last week, Dorsey would not have been able to play.

Luckily for LSU, the Tigers had an off-week last week, so Dorsey, who has 39 tackles including 6.5 for a loss and four sacks, had some extra time to heal. Miles said on Thursday that Dorsey will not play unless he is 100 percent healthy, but made it seem like he will be ready on Saturday.

"If he's limited, we're not going to put him on the field," Miles said. "The open week gives us that opportunity."

With off-the-field issues most likely keeping two of Alabama's offensive linemen off the field this week, Dorsey can have a field day ripping through an inexperienced line, assuming he gets to play. Alabama's backup line did not allow a sack against Tennessee two weeks ago, but Tennessee does not have Dorsey, nor does its defensive front have 22 sacks to its name.

Odds are, Dorsey will play. LSU has already given up its one alotted loss of the season, so the Tigers should be looking at every game from here on out as a championship game. And Dorsey will do everything in his power to play in the championship game, so expect to see him on the field on Saturday.

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