Miles talks after Wednesday workout

LSU coach Les Miles met with the media following this morning's first full squad qorkout of Fall Camp 2007.

Miles made general comments about the first day of practice saying there was "good energy" and "a lot of enthusiasm." He added it was "how pracices are supposed to be" and that it was "great to have the team together."

It was reported earlier today that several guys missed today's workout including Glenn Dorsey, Lyle Hitt, Chevis Jackson and Jared Mitchell. Miles classified their absences as "nothing." he did state the only serious injury thus far in this Fall Camp was that of offensive tackle Mary Snyder, who will likely miss the season.

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Miles did confirm that Mitchell has a banged up shoulder and is surprised that injury "has been as bothersome as it has been."

Miles said there is good competition among the players and that there are "somepositions up for grabs, both on first and second teams."

Miles did comment on the status of freshman Chad Jones and his pormotion to the varsity squad during Tuesday's workouts. Miles said he (Jones) "need to be down there getting coached. he has all the physical skills we are looking for."

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The third year head coach was in a rather good mood joking with the media about everything eating ice cream to the pronounication of the name of offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk.

"Blame my sports information director Michael Bonnette for that," Miles said after mis-pronouncing Dworaczyk's last name. "He did get a proper pronounciation of it."

Miles later joked that he would just make it up from now on.

Following his visit with the media, he spent a few quality minutes with his son, Ben. the two shared an Italian Ice.

Click on the links below to listen to the entire conversation with Miles.

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All photos by Matt Deville

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