Miles, Tigers ready for 100-snap scrimmage

Les Miles will put LSU through its first major scrimmage of fall camp here Saturday as the Tigers will go through a 100-play workout in Tiger Stadium. The scrimmage is the first of two scheduled scrimmages for the Tigers before LSU opens its season on Sept. 2 in Tiger Stadium against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Saturday's scrimmage concludes the second week of fall camp, a week that had the Tigers practicing a total of eight times, including five in full pads. The Tigers will break camp on Sunday as the team will begin a week of one-a-day practices before starting school on Aug. 28.

"(Today) is the last two-a-day practice for us," Miles said following the morning workout on Friday. "This week is a big week for us. They have to fight through the little nicks and bumps and strains so we can have a great scrimmage on Saturday. I think the team is healthy and Saturday we're going to have a great scrimmage."

Miles said the first and second teams will each run 34 plays during the scrimmage, while the third unit will get the remainder of the snaps.

Miles also commented on the arrival of freshman defensive tackle Al Woods, who was finally cleared by the NCAA on Thursday. Woods must go through an acclimatization period before joining the squad in full pads on Monday.

"The good news is Al will be ready to practice full-go on Monday and that's still enough time to get him some snaps and start getting him ready," Miles said. "It'll depend on how he takes to coaches and takes to alignments and adjustments and sees his role. If he does well, I think time (he missed) won't be an issue."

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