Tigers prep for Wednesday scrimmage

On the eve of their final scrimmage of the 2003 fall season, the LSU Tigers worked out at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility with an afternoon practice. <br><br> Offensive lineman Steve Arflin was the only Tiger to be working in the red jersey. The sophomore from Jacksonville still participated in all non-contact drills. Linebacker Brian West was also held out of contact drills due to a recurring shoulder injury.

On the defensive side of the football freshman Kirston Pittman worked with the first team defensive line. The former East St. John star worked in the place of junior Marquise Hill. Hill's only work in practice came in nickel formations.


The linebacking core continues to solidify itself as senior Adrian Mayes, Eric Alexander and junior Lionel Turner all continue to play well. A former safety, Mayes continues to display impressive coverage skills in individual workouts.


Backing up the starters at the linebacker position will be the trio of Jason LeDoux, Cameron Vaughn, and possibly West. Vaughn continues to improve as the fall progresses as the sophomore form Terrytown knowledge of the defensive playbook increases.


On the offensive side of the ball, head coach Nick Saban was displeased with the intensity displayed by his offense early in practice. The team responded to their head coach's request and looked very impressive in individual drills.


Quarterback Matt Mauck continues to look sharp and freshman Matt Flynn was the most impressive of the young quarterbacks as the freshman from Tyler, Texas displayed pin-point accuracy on his passes, particularly the deep ball.


Perhaps the biggest news from the quarterback position is Lester Ricard. The former Amite star's repetitions continue to drop as fall practices have progressed.


With two young receivers injured, Bennie Brazell and freshman Dwayne Bowe continue to take advantage of the extra practice as both were impressive in workouts.


LSU will scrimmage tomorrow at 3:00 and will have Thursday off before a 4:00 Friday and 3:00 Sunday practice.

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