Derrius Guice is good to go.
Guice, LSU's star junior tailback, will play in the season opener against BYU on Saturday night in New Orleans, coach Ed Orgeron said during his radio show on Wednesday night.
Guice's status was somewhat uncertain leading up to Wednesday evening, based off comments Orgeron offered Monday and then again Wednesday morning. The coach said Wednesday morning that his star tailback wasn't quite 100 percent yet.
LSU did not release a depth chart in the university's game notes on Monday, as is normal protocol.
Things changed, apparently, after Wednesday's drills. Guice has practiced all this week.
"First off, he’s looked very well at practice," Orgeron said. "He is going to play. He’s feeling good."
During interviews Tuesday, Guice said a tooth issue had kept him out of practice all last week. Fellow running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire posted a message on Twitter last week with photos of Guice having swollen lips and a swollen jaw from surgery to remove his wisdom teeth, Edwards-Helaire wrote.
Orgeron declined to confirm the tooth issue when asked about it Monday. Guice claimed he was 100 percent and “ready to go" on Tuesday.
KJ Malone has practiced in Matt Canada’s offense since the very beginning.