"I tell you one thing, that snuck up on us to be honest," said LSU coach Les Miles. "It looked like it was going the other direction. The wind was favorable for us to be able to get it (practice) in without going inside. It was that one cell that kept coming and it got on top of us rather quickly."
Miles said he has experience with
story weather in the month of August. The former
"This time of year was a rainy,
thunderstorm kind of afternoons up there just like it is here," Miles said of
his days at
Miles said he wished the lightning would have held off so the team could have gotten as afternoon workout in the rain, especially with the temperatures in the low 80s.
"If lightning strikes, we are going inside," Miles said. "If it doesn't strike, we are going to go out here. We use wet ball drills. We will continue to do that regularly. If we get an afternoon where it is just raining, we will be outside. This is really preferable temperatures for me. We went inside today, turned the air conditioning off. It got pretty toasty in there."
Miles and the Tigers will go inside Tiger Stadium tomorrow for an informal workout on Saturday. The coach said it will be primarily a walk through, with an emphasis on special teams.
"Tomorrow is going to be a special teams deal, with some two-minute scenarios, but for the most part, just getting back inside the stadium, review pregame and get the kickers, holders and snappers comfortable," Miles said.
With just over a week left until the start of the 2006 season, Miles said he has some idea of his starting lineup, but will continue to watch things unfold through preparations for Louisiana-Lafayette.
"I have a pretty strong feeling who the starters will be, but I am going to let it play out," Miles said. "We didn't make some decisions last year until game week and I think it was wise."
At Friday's practice, it was previously overlooked that Craig Davis wasn't present. A lingering hamstring strain continues to limit Buster.
"I think we held Buster out today," Miles said. "He will be back on Monday."
Will Buster be okay?
"Yeah," Miles said.
NO WAY BIG
A former offensive lineman at
"There would really be no chance," Miles said when asked about playing offensive line in this day and age. "Big Al (Woods) would pick me up and sort me out real quick, there's no doubt about it."
NO MORE CAST
Jai Eugene reported to Fall Camp
wearing a hard cast on his left hand. Miles confirmed the true freshman had a