Les Miles Wednesday Presser Notes

LSU coach Les Miles met with the media after practice Wednesday to update the Tigers' preparations for Ole Miss. LSU is mostly healthy heading into the game this weekend, and the Tigers have spent plenty of time preparing for Rebel QB Bo Wallace.

Though Ole Miss heads into Saturday's matchup with LSU a battered team, Les Miles said Wednesday that his team's healthy.

Though the Tigers are only one of two SEC teams that hasn't had a bye week, no key players are carrying major injuries into the weekend. Miles said Jordan Allen will play Saturday, and Tahj Jones practiced Wednesday and may return to game action this week.

"Any time you play game after game, over time it has an effect on you," Miles said. "We're not fresh as daisies but we're pretty healthy."

Ole Miss on the other hand has a long list of players that are questionable or out for Saturday's game, most coming from the defensive side. While that may change how the Rebels try to attack LSU's offense, Miles said that their offensive style remains constant.

"We want to take what the defense gives us," Miles said. "We're the same offense each week, whether it's on the road or at our own place. We're going to be balanced. We're going to attack you with run and pass. We can throw it just as well as we can run it."

As for what the Tigers will do defensively, much of that depends on stopping dual-threat QB Bo Wallace.

"He's one of the reasons that Ole Miss' offense is so successful," Miles said. "You have to defend him with multiplicity. You can't just sit on the run and let him throw. You can't just cover and let him run. It's a mixture. With that being said, you have to disguise it some. We've worked on that throughout the week."

Key for LSU, Miles said, will be making sure tackles when Wallace does escape across the line of scrimmage. That hasn't been the Tigers' strong suit this season, but Miles said that's been a point of emphasis during practice this week.

"It's a work in progress," Miles said. "Our team is tackling better than they have. They'll continue to tackle that way. It's something we focus on to improve every week."

How prepared is LSU to handle another dual-threat quarterback?


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