Two-a-day practices begin bright and early Saturday morning with a Varsity practice at 9:20 a.m. The freshmen then take the field – along with selected varsity players – Saturday afternoon at 4:15. Miles will meet with the media Saturday evening at 6:05. Check TigerRag.com through the day for a full report.
On this last day before the players
report, there is plenty of news buzzing around
Miles spoke at the a Baton Rouge area Rotary Club Wednesday and reported that standout safety Chad Jones is expected to bypass entering the ranks of Major League Baseball and report to camp as an LSU Tigers on Friday.
Jones, a 5-star prospect by
Scout.com and the No. 1 rated safety in
"He (Jones) could end up being a great baseball player, certainly. But he could be a great football player," Miles said to the Rotary Club Wednesday night. "The opportunity to go to LSU and play football and baseball to me would be a great advantage."
Jones will join his brother, Rahim Alem, who is a projected starter at defensive end for the Tigers. Jones' father, Al, said talks with the Astros have been virtually non-existent and that he will enter school this fall.
"We're miles apart and there's
really been no communication," Al Jones told
Perrilloux likely ready to go
The Ryan Perrilloux saga seems to be coming to an end as Miles indicated in Wednesday night's Rotary Club comments that the beleaguered quarterback will return to the team in time for Fall Camp.
Perrilloux has been in and out the
news with a pattern of mischievous behavior, most recently when the sophomore
quarterback tried to pass false identification at a
Miles told the Rotary Club on Wednesday that Perrilloux is on schedule; however he did not confirm that Perrilloux is back with the team.
"I will withhold lasting judgment for a day or so," Miles said. "But the things Mr. Perrilloux has done in the short term have been very positive. He's done well academically. But no decision has been made."
Smoke no more
There has been some unrest across the LSU landscape since an announcement was made on Wednesday that smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere in or around Tiger Stadium.
Due to the "Louisiana Smoke Free Air Act," which says all public buildings are to be smoke free, smoking has been prohibited in Tiger Stadium. The stadium is considering a state building.
Skip Bertman addressed the issue in his latest Cyberside Chat released Thursday morning.
All of LSU's athletic facilities are considered public buildings under this statute. Additionally, a public place also covers sports arenas, educational facilities and any enclosed areas to which the public is invited.
"Previously, smoking was not allowed only in the seating areas of Tiger Stadium, but was permitted in the concourses of the facility.
"We understand this will be an inconvenience to our patrons who smoke, but we must abide by state law. Please be aware that Southeastern Conference rules do not allow us to issue pass-out tickets at the gates of Tiger Stadium. In other words, fans cannot leave Tiger Stadium during the game and re-enter the stadium. Once a fan has presented his or her ticket at the gate, smoking is prohibited.
"Smoking had already been
prohibited in LSU's indoor facilities, the
Bertman also addressed another
issue pertaining to those fans that make a practice of parking their vehicles
That trend is being policed more closely.
"For safety reasons, beginning with
the 2007 football season, vehicles may not park on the shoulders of
From left: Don Tarver, Kirk McNair, Mitch Dobbs and Matt Deville
Non-Partisan Golf Outing
Tiger Rag was represented at SEC
Media Days last week in
Every year at media days, the SEC
hosts an annual golf tournament for members of the media. This year, ironically,
Representing LSU was myself and Don
Tarver of the
The buzz around the Wynfrey Hotel