UPDATE: Tigers don't<BR>let up during bye week

This Saturday's open date didn't stop the LSU football team from putting in a few good days of practice as the Tigers worked for two hours on Thursday, their third session of the week, here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

The Tigers, who don't play against until hosting Troy on Oct. 23 in Tiger Stadium, will take Friday off before holding a Saturday afternoon practice. The Tigers will start preparing for Troy on Saturday.

"We have really had a productive couple of days," LSU coach Nick Saban said. "We got a lot of work done with a lot of players, especially some of the younger players. I am pleased what we have been able to accomplish (this week).

"We didn't have the pep today that we had yesterday but bye weeks are tough to manage. Players certainly don't want to get hurt and don't go at it like you want them to. Right now the most important thing is that we get everyone healthy."

Saban said cornerback Corey Webster (knee) didn't practice this week, but is expected to return on Monday. Webster missed the Florida game after hyper-extending his knee in the Georgia game.

"I think Corey could practice probably Saturday, but why not let the guy have three days off to get better to rehab, to strengthen so that he is less susceptible to any kind of re- injury," Saban said. "It just makes good sense. If he was a young player who needed to practice because he didn't know what to do, we might want to manage it differently."

With the fields wet from rain two days of rain, Saban and his staff used Thursday's workout as an opportunity to practice in sloppy conditions.

"It was pretty sloppy out there today, but I thought it was an opportunity for us to go outside and have a bad weather practice," Saban said. "It was a good time for it. If we have a bad weather game down the road this might help us."

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