According to players, the scrimmage will be treated like a trial run in preparation for the Sept. 2 season kickoff against UL-Lafayette.
Coaches and players will conduct their game day rituals, including a pre-game meal before they take the field. The scrimmage is the last of fall camp, before the Tigers switch into game mode for next weeks preparations.
"We will put them in different situations," Miles said. "We are looking at execution in different parts of our offense, defense and special teams. We are going to tackle and get a look at our ball security as well as making sure we have no issues on the defensive side. We will tackle for about three quarters of the time."
Both Will Arnold and Craig "Buster"
Davis will participate after missing Saturdays scrimmage in shells.
"Nothing is wrong with me at all,"
Miles did say some players will see more or less playing time in Tuesday's scrimmage because of small injuries. Matt Flynn dressed for Monday's practice, but did not partake in passing drills. Miles explained after practice that Flynn's throwing arm was experiencing soreness, and that the soreness is typical for this time of camp.
"There will be some guys that are
nicked that will probably be in there for 10 or 12 snaps," Miles said. "Buster
Many of the players are excited to finally see full contact, including starting quarterback JaMarcus Russell who says he can't wait to see a different color jersey. Russell will be looking for another successful outing, and will need good play from an inexperienced offensive line.
All eyes will undoubtedly be on the offensive lines performance.
"I think tomorrows scrimmage will be a lot better for running the ball and tackling," Russell said. "I always knew there was talent on the offensive line. I think there have been major improvements up front."