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News and notes from Les Miles' presser

Les Miles addressed the media on Saturday after the Tigers held a scrimmage, just two weeks before their season opener.

LSU continued it's preparation for Wisconsin on Saturday holding a scrimmage in Tiger Stadium, that was forced inside because of lighting.

Les Miles spoke with media afterwards about injury updates, the continuing offensive line rotation and the team's trip to Celtic Studios.

Miles "thinks" Fournette should return to practice this upcoming week

Tiger faithful should be able to take a sigh of relief. 

Miles "thinks" his Heisman candidate and All-SEC running back Leonard Fournette will be able to return to practice with 14 days left until the Tigers season opener against Wisconsin at 2:30 p.m.

Fournette did not participate in Saturday's scrimmage according to Miles, and missed the entire week of practice due to a "slight" ankle sprain. 

Offensive line continues to shuffle

Maea Teuhema is starting to "get over the hump" of his ankle injury, but Miles continues to switch his offensive line around.

As of now, Miles would have to give the starting left tackle spot to K.J. Malone and starting right tackle spot to Toby Weathersby, which would make Teuhema the first guy off the bench, according to Miles. 

Will Clapp and Josh Boutte have seemed to lock down the left and right guard spots, so LSU's starting five could like Malone-Clapp-Pocic-Boutte-Weathersby.

"It'll be interesting to see how that thing finishes," Miles said. "Really has the potential to be a physical group."

Dural misses scrimmage, Chark stepping up in his place, Tigers spreading the ball around

LSU threw the ball twenty times with 10 different receivers catching a total of 200 yards, according to Miles.

One of those ball catchers wasn't Travin Dural.

Dural missed Saturday's scrimmage due to a hand inury, but D.J. Chark — the expected No. 3 wide receiver — played well in his place, according to Miles.

"D.J. Chark is going to be a heck of a player," Miles said.

LSU's visit to Celtic Studios an "emotional deep breath"

On LSU's off day on Thursday the Tigers took a visit to Celtic Studios, where over 4,000 people are displaced due to recent flooding in Louisiana.

Players spent the day signing autographs and meeting fans to brighten or cheer up their day. 

Miles called the trip an "emotional deep breath" for his team.


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