A fiery Saban worked intensely with the LSU secondary as the Tiger defensive backs went through a number of drills in which they were trying to cause turnovers. The DBs worked on stripping the ball, putting a helmet on the ball and jarring the ball free.
From what we could tell, Keron Gordon is moving closer everyday to being in a position to fight for a starting job. Although Saban said Justin Vincent's workouts on the defensive side is only temporary and has been labeled an experiment, the Lake Charles freshman has a knack for laying a big lick. Gay is still wearing the non-contact shirt, but did draw praise from Saban for his success in the drills.
The search for a solid group of safeties continues as Saban has stressed the importance of having a strong middle meaning good middle linebackers and consistent play from the safety position.
Jack Hunt is heavier and is playing better at 190 pounds and redshirt freshman Jeff Cook looks like he could be a contributor. But, the biggest question mark surrounds Adrian Mayes. Will the 6-1, 215-pound senior see the field this season on a consistent basis?
The knock on Mayes has been his inability to grasp the defensive scheme. For anyone who has seen Mayes, he is a finely tuned physical specimen. However, can he get it all together and play safety for LSU on regular basis. If not, he will continue his role in blitz packages on passing downs and as a special teams monster.
We'll have an offensive perspective in tomorrow's practice update.