Tigers prep for Saturday scrimmage

The LSU Tigers worked out Friday afternoon at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility in their final rehearsal before Saturday's scrimmage set for 1 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. <br><br> The scrimmage, LSU's first of the spring, is closed to the public. <br><br> Practice was crowded with guests as the Tiger coaching staff hosted a number of high school coaches statewide who were in town for coach's clinic.

One guest on hand was future LSU quarterback Matt Flynn with his dad, Alvin. While the younger Flynn stood alongside offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher as the Tiger signal callers worked out, the elder Flynn spoke with Tiger Rag.

 

"He is really excited about getting down here," Alvin Flynn said.

 

Matt Flynn is set to graduate from Tyler-Lee High School in May. The 6-2, 215-pound quarterback will waste no time getting to Baton Rouge as he plans to attend summer school at LSU in June.

 

"I am enrolling at LSU on June 9," Matt Flynn said.

 

Alvin Flynn said his son grew up more of a Tennessee fan than LSU, but all that changed after he visited the Baton Rouge campus as a junior.

 

"He liked Tennessee growing up," Alvin Flynn said. "But when he came to LSU on junior day last year, he really liked it down here."

 

The Flynn family will become very familiar with the capital city in future football seasons. Alvin Flynn said they intend on making all the games in Tiger Stadium next year.

 

"It is will be an empty nest for us when Matt leaves," he said. "He is our last one at home. So I figure we will be burning a lot of miles between Tyler and Baton Rouge next fall."

 

Flynn mingled with the Tiger quarterbacks throughout early stages of practice. Speaking of quarterbacks, the race for the starting job continues with Matt Mauck seemingly to be the top guy.

 

Although LSU head coach Nick Saban will not comment on a depth chart in spring drills, Mauck seems to be rising to the top from his performances in recent workouts. Although still trying bounce back from a foot injury last season, the 6-2, 220-pound Indiana native has been very impressive on his drops and throws delivering the ball with plenty of zip.

 

On the injury front, Skyler Green said his knee is feeling much better after banging it against the video tower on the opening day of spring drills. The New Orleans sophomore still has the knee wrapped, but he has demonstrated explosive speed and agility with excellent hands at wide receiver.

 

Marquise Hill and Randall Gay remained in red (no contact) jerseys after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Ben Wilkerson (back) and Devery Henderson arm also donned red shirts.

 

Check out Tigerrag.com tomorrow afternoon for a complete scrimmage report after tomorrow's evaluation in Tiger Stadium.


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