Charles Scott, Jhyryn Taylor, and Ryan St. Julien were all missing from today’s practice. T-Bob Hebert was still in a green non-contact jersey.
The biggest news from today’s practice was a position change finally happening that many had expected to happen all spring. Harry Coleman was going through drills as a linebacker today. He lined up as the #3 weak side linebacker behind Kelvin Sheppard and Ryan Baker.
In other linebacker news, early enrollee Kevin Minter appears to have solidified himself as the #2 middle linebacker behind Jacob Cutrera. Minter was flanked by Baker and Ace Foyil. Sheppard, Cutrera, and Perry Riley remain the starters, with Coleman, Kyle Prater, and Shomari Clemons running as the third unit.
Of course with Coleman making the move to linebackers, the strong safety position is now up for grabs. It appears at this time Ron Brooks is being given the first chance to win that job, no doubt due to the strong showing he is having this spring by all accounts.
Also of interest in the secondary today was Jai Eugene running ahead of Patrick Peterson in drills. So the first team secondary was Eugene, Brooks, Chad Jones, and Chris Hawkins, and the second team was Peterson, Karnell Hatcher, Danny McCray, and Brandon Taylor.
At other positions, due to all the injuries at the position this spring and the absence of Charles Scott today, Drayton Calhoun was running at the #3 tailback today behind Keiland Williams and Richard Murphy. We also just found out today that Calhoun has switched numbers from 33 to 39.
Jordan Jefferson is still going through drills as the starter at quarterback, but he is continuing to be pushed by Jarrett Lee.
That’s all for today’s practice, but we’ll have more later this week as LSU returns to practice on Tuesday then will close out the spring with a Thursday practice followed by the spring game on Saturday at 5 p.m.