Sunday marked the final day practice would be open to media with LSU going to full-squad workouts on Monday.
There was about 30 minutes of access with the veterans Sunday morning, and here are some notes and observations from the session.
---Tyron Johnson joined the morning group for the first time this camp. Johnson had shown through the first few days he's still getting his feet wet on the college level, but his talent is undeniable, and it's clear LSU expects big things from him. Les Miles has said that just because a freshman is in the morning session, doesn't mean he's set to start or is guaranteed playing time. Oftentimes, they want the younger players to learn from the veterans' example, and that's likely the case with Johnson.
Johnson did have a few drops once the wide receivers got with the quarterbacks. But both Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings dapped him on the helmet afterward to keep him motivated. Johnson will play as a freshman. I don't expect he'll compete early in the season for a starting spot, but he's getting closer to that lead group.
---Speaking of those quarterbacks, Jennings took every rep that Harris did, still with the second-team though. Jennings didn't throw as much as Harris did on Saturday, but he was back to normal Sunday. There were some rumors about shoulder soreness, but that didn't seem to be hindering him Sunday.
Sunday we probably saw more throwing than we had any of the three previous days. A lot of skinny posts and deep balls. Harris continues to be the more consistent quarterback.
---Tashawn Bower was missing from Sunday morning's practice. There were rumors that he was struggling with some heat exhaustion/fatigue after Saturday's workout, so it would make sense that LSU trainers would hold him out Sunday as a precaution.
Freshman Arden Key took his place with the first-team, lining up opposite Lewis Neal. Key has received rave reviews since he arrived on campus Wednesday, and he's already taking snaps with the starters. Look for him to play a lot of football in 2015. Sione Teuhema also got promoted to the morning group, taking second-team reps with Isaiah Washington opposite him.
---Freshman Maea Teuhema was with the morning group for the second straight day. He was lining up at right tackle during Sunday's individual drills. LSU's cross training him though and he's also been working at the guard spots.
During Sunday's availability, we saw Ethan Pocic doing a lot of pulling from the left guard spot. That's something LSU did a lot of from the right Trai Turner a couple years ago, and maybe they're looking to reverse that from the other side with the versatile, athletic Pocic.
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