The reality of Toby Weathersby beginning the season as the Tigers starting right tackle is starting to settle in.
"I'm anxious to play," Weathersby said. "It is my job to lose right now. I work everyday like it's my last day to keep me in the No. 1 spot."
Weathersby has some big shoes to fill by his standard.
In the ever changing LSU offensive line, Weathersby finds himself in line to takeover for Vadal Alexander, who started at right tackle last season for the Tigers.
The Houston, Texas native's lone start last season was in a 38-17 loss to Ole Miss, where Weathersby was called for multiple penalties, and watching the game film for his first start used to haunt him.
"I watched that [game film] too many times," Weathersby said. "Watching that film made me cringe sometimes, because I was like 'Man I know I can do better than that'."
With the Ole Miss game behind him and full spring and fall camp, Weathersby said he's "ready to rock and roll." Though he had a few blunders in his start against the Rebels provided much needed game experience and helped him get accumulated to the "speed of the game".
Weathersby said he's spent most of camp rotating back and forth with offensive tackle Maea Teuhema at right tackle, and said going up against pass rushers like Arden Key or Lewis Neal everyday was a challenge for the 6-foot-5, 302-pound tackle.
"It wasn't easy at all," Weathersby said. "Competing against them [Key and Neal] everyday just got to the point where 'Hey I'm in now. I'm the next man up'."
Left guard Will Clapp, who will likely be apart of the starting five when LSU takes Wisconsin Sept. 3, said the strength and ability was always there and the team is now "expecting big things" out him this season.
"[He] improved his technique overall," Clapp said. "He's always had great strength. Once he learned how to use his strength and ability he really put it all together. He'll do some great things with it."
At his weekly press conference on Tuesday, LSU coach Les Miles said he expected his All-Southeastern Conference running back Leonard Fournette to practice on Thursday.
Fournette did participate in practice, but to what extent is up in the air. Weathersby said Fournette was in pads at practice, but didn't say if he participated with the team.
Cornerback Tre'Davious White said Fournette "was a full go" at practice.
Left guard Will Clapp said he saw the "same Leonard" and looked fine to him.
"With the type of injury he had it really doesn't look had a step back," Clapp said. "He looks the same and he's able to cut and do everything he's able to do."