Hydration and instruction were the themes of the early portion of the practice. Players were forced to take water breaks between almost every rep to endure the South Louisiana swelter.
Between the water breaks and the hands on instruction, there wasn't a huge amount of action to be observed. Here are some of the things that caught my eye.
Zac Lee was much more accurate on day two than he was in his first workout. It's easy to see why the LSU coaches are so excited about having Lee because he is so much more polished than your usual true frosh signal caller. His footwork on his drops is very crisp and he has a quick release and gets good zip on his passes.
There were very few wide receiver drops on Friday, which was a change from Thursday. Former Belle Chasse (La.) wide out James Wright had the highlight of the session when he reeled in a fantastic one-handed, leaping grab on a corner route from Lee.
There's only one way to put it and that is Eric Reid is going to be a stud. His fellow 2010 classmate and defensive back mate Tharold Simon is every bit of 6-foot-2, but is very slender. He's listed at 186 pounds, and has plenty of room to add a few more lb's which is quite different from Reid who could easily be mistaken for a linebacker.
Coach Les Miles continues to show a very CEO-type role during the workouts. He makes his way around most of the groups and keeps a low profile.
At the end of the media session of practice the team worked on some 5-wide receiver sets, two minute offense. That was the first time we've seen the young guys ramp up the pace a bit.
Coach Billy Gonzalez almost never raised his voice prior to the two minute portion of the workout. Gonzalez, who never stops yelling during the veteran practices, is giving the young pups some cushion but expect the gloves to come off when the Tigers practice as a whole unit for the first time on Sunday.
That's going to be all for now but we'll have much more on the Tigers as they continue to battle the heat in Fall Camp with an eye on Sept. 4 when they square off with North Carolina in the Georgia Dome.