Focus is on Appalachian State

LSU turned its attention its season-opening contest against Appalachian State on Thursday as the Tigers went through a two-hour plus practice here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

A heavy rain shower greeted the Tigers during the early portion of practice but LSU remained outside as the skies cleared after about 20 minutes.


Thursday’s practice had the Tigers working against the scout team for the first time this year as LSU turned its focus to putting in the game plan for Appalachian State. 


“We had a good go today,” LSU coach Les Miles said after the workout. “Today’s practice was fast paced. It was a very hot day, but we got a lot done.


“It was the first practice that we focused on Appalachian State with more specifics, and it required a greater participation from our scout team. That scout team takes some work. Those guys are learning to play and practice in a divided practice and perform our opponents’ offense, defense and special teams. There is some adjustment to this practice. I don’t know if we got it quite right, but we are headed in the right direction.”


Miles said that redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Lee sat out Thursday’s practice. Lee missed practice early in the week with back spasms.


“We sat (Jarrett) Lee again, but he’s feeling much better,” Miles said. “We feel like he will be able to play, but we are showing some caution by keeping him from working.”


Miles did note that senior center Brett Helms returned to action for the first time in two weeks and went through the entire workout.


The Tigers are scheduled to practice again on Friday afternoon followed by a walk-thru in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. LSU will take Sunday off before returning to practice on Monday afternoon. 

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