Miles, No.1 Tigers prepare for Kentucky

LSU wide receiver Early Doucet practiced for the second straight day on Wednesday as he continues to return from an injury that has sidelined him since the second game of the season.

Meanwhile, the top-ranked Tigers appear to have put the win over Florida behind them and have turned their attention to 17th-ranked Kentucky. The Tigers bring a 6-0 overall mark and the nation's longest current winning streak at 13 straight victories into Saturday's game against the 5-1 Wildcats.

Kickoff for Saturday's game is set for 2:34 p.m. CDT from Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.

"It was another good practice," LSU coach Les Miles said. "I like what's going on. Our team is working hard. Each game plan is just a little different and we're working hard to execute it. The attention to detail has been good.

"I apologize for closing practice yesterday. I just didn't want anymore patting on the back and peripheral smiling. I wanted (the players) to be focused on Tuesday's practice. We got a good practice in Tuesday and today was effective. I like where we are at. We'll have another great day on Thursday and be close."

Miles said he's been happy to see Doucet back at practice, but still isn't sure how much he'll play against Kentucky.

"It's nice to see Early Doucet out there," Miles said. "He took some snaps in the team (period) and he caught some balls. I liked what I saw. If he does play, I don't know how many plays. I'm just glad to see him in uniform."

"He's dying to get back. He wants to play ball. It's fun to see. I think the whole team is looking forward to Early's return. It is a lift to practice and a lift to this team that he is involved."

The Tigers will have a shells (shorts and shoulder pads) practice on Thursday followed by a walk-through on Friday morning before departing for Lexington.

"I really like how we have approached practice this week," Miles said. "There's really been a great shift of attention to this week's opponent. The greatest way to figure if they have shifted attention is if they have accomplished the game plan. They are practicing hard. I like the spirits at practice."


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