Tigers' offensive line taking shape

March, 27, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The LSU offensive line is starting to take shape, and there could be a familiar name to Louisianans at center.

Sophomore T-Bob Hebert, the son of former New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert, is one of the guys battling for Brett Helms' old job.

Hebert is being held out of contact this spring after injuring his knee last season, but LSU coach Les Miles said Thursday that Hebert has stayed mentally sharp and will be one of the main ones competing for the center job in the fall.

The younger Hebert might want to get ready to be critiqued by his dad, who's now a sports talk show host for WWL Radio in New Orleans.

Center is the only position on the Tigers' offensive line that appears to be wide open at this point. Senior Ciron Black returns at left tackle and junior Joe Barksdale at right tackle. Senior Lyle Hitt returns at right guard, and the LSU coaches have been impressed with sophomore Josh Dworaczyk's work at left guard after stepping in for departed All-American Herman Johnson.

"They look good, especially our tackles," LSU senior defensive end Rahim Alem said. "All the games we've played, I haven't seen a team that had two tackles or as good a combination as we do. Our tackles are excellent. We're just trying to find a center, but everything else is sewed up."

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