Les Miles updates on Fall Camp

Les Miles met with the media between practices Thursday to provide on an update on how LSU looks through this point of fall camp.

LSU coach Les Miles addressed the media for about 10 minutes Thursday between the morning and afternoon practices.

The big theme of the day was that the defense was ahead of the offense at this point. That's not a surprise, as it's a typical occurrence through the early stages of camp. Especially when you consider how many players the Tigers have to replace on that offensive side of the ball.

“Our defense is ahead," Miles said. "They’re ready for the situation, the heat, and a good challenge from the offense. We’ll have enough on offense. I guarantee it. When the defense does good, then that offense will have to answer. That’s the challenge at this point.”

Here are some more quotes from the head coach on a variety of topics:

On Kenny Hilliard's impact...

“Kenny is doing what exactly he should be doing. He looks good. He’s running the ball well, he’s blocking well, he’s catching it out of the backfield well. He’ll have a big impact on this season without question.”

On how far they are into installing the offense...

“We’re going to be pretty good. We’re probably an hour and a half of our offense in to be honest with you. It’ll take some time. We’ll probably be done with installation early next week. Those guys that are young guys, that have heard this for the second time in their life, their eyes are big. They’re going to get it. Whatever we have to do to make sure it fits us, we’ll do.”

On the development of the defensive tackles...

“Pretty good. LaCouture looks really good. Frank Herron is a beast, big strong fast man. He’s learning, coming to play. There are some guys that made some really nice plays today. I’m going to go look at this film, and I’ll be pro-some other guys. It was a really good day.”

On Tre'Davious White and Rashard Robinson...

“They were very comfortable last year. They just can’t wait for the fall. They’re looking forward to making the plays they came to make.”

On the wide receivers stepping up...

“I like our talent. It’ll be interesting to see the guys that step into certain plays and have that frequency to get on the field. I like our talent. We’re going to be able to throw the football.”

On how practice will change once they don full pads...

“The tempo of the practice is going to change. These two practices were teaching in nature. There wasn’t a whole lot of emphasis on the physicality. What will happen when we get to the pads, there will be an emphasis on physicality and there won’t be as many reps. There’ll be guys standing on the perimeter waiting to go. We’ll have to speed the tempo of the practice.”

On the offensive linemen working at multiple positions...

“During camp they absolutely have to. That’ll expand our depth. There are a number of guys that might end up being in the starting five.”



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