Depth chart begins to develop

Fourteen days from their season opener against Louisiana-Monroe, the LSU depth chart continued to develop Saturday as the Tigers resumed two-a-day practice.

In special teams drills, coach Derek Dooley worked with what looks to be his first team punt coverage team which consisted of running back Joseph Addai, linebacker Lionel Turner, defensive tackle Bryce Wyatt, deep snapper Steve Damen, defensive end Marcus Spears, linebacker Eric Alexander, and cornerback Randall Gay. Linebacker Cameron Vaughn and running back Justin Vincent split time at the up-man position and Adrian Mayes and Corey Webster were the gunners.

Sophomore Nate Livings worked with the first team offensive line during practice at the left guard position and was joined by Rodney Reed at right tackle, Stephen Peterman at right guard, Ben Wilkerson at center, and Andrew Whitworth at the left tackle position. This offensive line worked with the first team quarterback Matt Mauck.

The second team offensive line that worked with backup quarterback Marcus Randall consisted of Rudy Niswanger at right tackle, Brandon "Bull" Hurley at right guard, Doug Planchard at center, Terrell McGill at left guard, and Brian Johnson at right tackle.

The point of emphasis offensively Saturday afternoon for the Tigers was the no-huddle offense as each quarterback had to interpret the plays via hand signals from the sideline. One assistant coach would be giving the correct hand signals with two other coaches serving as decoys.

Mauck was impressive with the first team offense. The junior quarterback correctly received and interpreted the play calls all but once and seemed comfortable in the no-huddle situation.

While Mauck was comfortable in the no-huddle atmosphere, backup quarterback Marcus Randall was not. Randall and the second team offense struggled getting the correct personnel on the field throughout the drill and drew the ire of a displeased Jimbo Fisher.

On the defensive side of the ball, the merry-go-round of where to play Adrian Mayes continued as the senior from Houston started practice working with the linebackers once again after working at the safety position yesterday. However, after individual drills were completed, Mayes returned to the defensive secondary to work at the safety position with head coach Nick Saban.

Corey Webster had perhaps his best practice thus far this fall as the junior from Vacherie displayed a new found intense attitude in drills and was the hardest hitter in contact drills. The intensity displayed by Webster put a smile on Saban's face.

On the injury front, wide receiver Skyler Green was not wearing a red jersey and looks nearly 100 percent recovered from his shoulder injury.

However, true freshman wide receiver Craig Davis joined the list of injured Tigers as the New Orleans native was held out of practice with an elbow injury. The injury looks to be severe as Davis's entire left arm is wrapped.

The Tigers will practice Sunday afternoon at 3:30 and then will conclude two-a-day workouts Monday with practices at 9:30 and 7:30.

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