Light morning workout for Tigers

Switching from the usual routine at the Ponderosa, LSU head coach Nick Saban moved his team to Tiger Stadium for its 19th full-team practice of fall camp, held Wednesday morning before the Tigers' second scrimmage of the pre-season

The players got somewhat of a break Wednesday morning, as they reported to the stadium dressed in helmets, jerseys without shoulder pads and shorts.

"I guess no one really likes practicing this much, but we have to do it," sophomore cornerback Erin Damond said Tuesday. "The way I look at it is, the quicker I get to it, the quicker it'll be over."

Almost everyone dressed and participated in the pre-scrimmage practice Wednesday morning. Freshman tailback Ryan Gilbert, who has missed most of fall camp with a knee injury, went through drills with his teammates, though he switched to a red no-contact jersey later in practice. Freshman receiver Donriel Louis, who showed up Tuesday afternoon with his right arm in a sling, worked out with the wideouts in a red jersey.

Senior safety Lionel Thomas sat out with an unknown injury.

Most players either stood or knelt on the sidelines during the team's 20-minute second period, as the Tigers worked on the finer points of special teams — including punts, punt coverage and punt returns. Domanick Davis, Ryan Clark and Michael Clayton all fielded punts from Donnie Jones and Ryan Miles.

Derron Parquet, the subject of much conversation lately on talk-radio shows and around local water coolers, was back in practice for a third straight time.

LSU's players will return to Tiger Stadium for the final pre-season scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.  Saban will close the gates to media members and the public.

Tiger Rag will have a complete update on the scrimmage, including stats and comments from Saban, later tonight.


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