Tigers work out in full pads Friday

Unseasonably cool temperatures across the region greeted LSU on Friday as the Tigers worked out in full pads for the first time with a single practice here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

"Two-a-days are difficult, but we have had two wonderful days of weather," LSU coach Nick Saban said after Friday's workout. "I don't know who ordered this but I've been here for five years and we have never had a day in August or two days in August like the last two days in terms of weather."

The Tigers will have two workouts on Saturday, one at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. session, and then cap the first week of camp with a 3 p.m. practice on Sunday as part of LSU Fan Day. Sunday's workout will be open to the public and will be held in Tiger Stadium. Fans are asked to enter gate 10 on Sunday for Fan Day.

Friday's workout again had the Tigers spending the first portion of practice focusing on individual work as well as fundamentals, while the last half of the session had LSU going through 9-on-7 and 7-on-7 drills. LSU continues to install its offensive and defensive system as well.

"Practice has gone pretty well," Saban said. "I think that the word that we want to try to get to right now is consistency. It seems like one part of what we do will go pretty well for one day and then the next day it's not quite as good. Maybe we're pretty good on offense in some phase of the game one day and the next day it's not quite as good, and the same thing on defense.

"There are a lot of personnel issues to resolve in terms of trying to coach all the players, trying to give everybody an opportunity. Before too much longer I guess we're going to have to make some decisions about which guys we're going to have to bring along and start getting ready, but I still think we've got a few more days to try to see who we think is ready to help this team this year."

Junior offensive tackle Nate Livings returned to practice on Friday, seeing limited action in a non-contact jersey. Livings sprained an ankle earlier in the week and had missed the last two days of drills.

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