Tigers go through light workout

LSU was supposed to play its season-opener on here Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. Instead, the fifth-ranked Tigers held a light workout in shorts and t-shirts here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

LSU's game against North Texas, scheduled for Sept. 3 in Tiger Stadium, was postponed earlier this week due to the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Many places on the LSU campus are being used as a recovery area for those who have been affected by the storm.


So instead of opening up the Miles era here, the Tigers went through a brief workout, going through some conditioning as well as making on-field corrections from the scrimmage, which was held on Friday night in Tiger Stadium. 


The Tigers now begin preparations for next week's home-opener against 20th-ranked Arizona State.


"We are preparing to play and we're looking forward to playing the game," Miles told the media after Saturday's workout. "We really are excited to get to game week. We just had a goals meeting as a team and I can tell you that this team will be very motivated to play."


Although Miles admitted game week for the Tigers will be anything but normal.


"There will be nothing routine about this game week," Miles said. 


In addition to his team's practice preparation for a football game, whenever one may take place, Miles said he is proud of what his players have done to assist those victims of the Hurricane. 


"The kids are taking on a personal burden and they are doing whatever they can to help anybody they can," Miles said. "It's very commendable and it's the right thing to do."


Most of the LSU football team has volunteered time, given clothes and other items and even opened up their homes to those people who have suffered from the storm.


On Monday, members of the LSU football team are expected to deliver an 18-foot trailer to the Salvation Army in Baton Rouge that is filled with clothing, shoes and other items for those in need. 


"I can tell you that there are a bunch of extra large and double-extra large shirts and shorts and pants in that trailer," Miles said. "I'm really proud of what these guys have done and the effort that they have made to help those that have had their lives impacted in such a negative way because of this terrible storm."


LSU will take Sunday off before returning to practice on Monday night.



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