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07:26 AM ET 08.09 | The football career of LSU's starting left guard, Josh Williford, has been jeopardized. [Williford] suffered a concussion during Thursday's morning practice, a source close to the program confirmed. The injury could be career threatening for Williford who missed the Tigers final seven games in 2012 with a concussion. Williford, a 6-foot-7, 334-pound senior from Dothan, Ala., was unconscious for about five minutes after a pileup during a team portion of practice. Williford played right guard last year and moved over to the left side last spring when La'El Collins was shifted from left guard to left tackle. Williford has played in 31 games with 19 starts and is the only senior starter on the offensive line this season.

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August 9, 2013  07:48 AM ET
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That dude should retire and find a new line of work.

It doesn't sound good for him. Football is just a game. His life and his health are much more important.

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August 9, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Sad to see someone have to quit due to medical issues. We had a couple, too. Heart related, I believe.

August 9, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Sad to see someone have to quit due to medical issues. We had a couple, too. Heart related, I believe.

Did you hear Bill Parcell's HOF speech? He talked about the medical/injury side of fooball that the public rarely sees. Guys getting onto aiplanes holding up their own IV bottles etc...

August 9, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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He is done...Good Luck Willi...See you on the sidelines coaching the youngsters

Condolences to Josh and to LUSt fans. With the hits that he's taken, Williford's long-term health will be the issue.

August 9, 2013  11:28 AM ET
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He is done...Good Luck Willi...See you on the sidelines coaching the youngsters

LUS now has no chance against TCU unless they let Hill play. Just ask GP.

August 9, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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He is done...Good Luck Willi...See you on the sidelines coaching the youngsters

I know at MSU, we've had at least 4 O-line guys have to give up the game due to injuries. Skylar Burkland was the latest, but we had another in the spring (Nate Klatt) and a couple of more in the previous seasons. O-line seems to be the place where guys get hurt the worst.

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August 9, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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I know at MSU, we've had at least 4 O-line guys have to give up the game due to injuries. Skylar Burkland was the latest, but we had another in the spring (Nate Klatt) and a couple of more in the previous seasons. O-line seems to be the place where guys get hurt the worst.

It is the frog in a frying pan trick. Slowly turn up the heat and the frog never notices.

All of the repeated contact, play after play is worse than the big hits on WRs.

August 9, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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GP is crawfishing now...I was for sitting Hill... but now that everyone is mad and has jumped to conclusions..I want him to get like 30 carries.. so he can be in the Heisman discussion

When is the last time LUS RB had over 20 carries? I would think awhile with the RB by committee that Miles seems to use.

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August 9, 2013  12:05 PM ET
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I am not sure... its been a while.. Maybe Steven Ridley...I just want Les to do it for this game...

Les does not seem the type to give a frick about what other people say about him.

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August 9, 2013  12:36 PM ET
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Did you hear Bill Parcell's HOF speech? He talked about the medical/injury side of fooball that the public rarely sees. Guys getting onto aiplanes holding up their own IV bottles etc...

No, but I believe it. Those guys go through wars.

August 9, 2013  12:37 PM ET
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I know at MSU, we've had at least 4 O-line guys have to give up the game due to injuries. Skylar Burkland was the latest, but we had another in the spring (Nate Klatt) and a couple of more in the previous seasons. O-line seems to be the place where guys get hurt the worst.

300 pound guys usually have issues with their knees. But, also concussions, too. There's a lot of head banging going on at the LOS.

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