BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU kicked off its second week of practice on Monday morning with the team’s first full-squad session. It was not open to the media.
The veterans and all of the freshmen were on hand participating in full pads. Coach Les Miles addressed the media afterward to recap the practice.
Here are the highlights:
- When you look at how you practice in the beginning guy like (offensive lineman) Lloyd Cushenberry came in here and didn’t understand what we wanted to have done. Now, he’s a guy that can come in and play significant snaps. Say that about majority of freshmen class.
- William Clapp did practice today. We’re trying to temper his exposure. We’re going to do that period based on having a guy continue to heal and not expose him in a way that could slow his healing. Growing some depth on OL when you take Clapp out, put Garrett Brumfield in. You get to game week and can play more than one guy at that position.
- Each year, there’s a growth. A freshman has growth, sophomore has grown. Example is Maea Teuhema. Bowl practice made him so much better that when you watch him in the game, he’s grown. Took that growth into spring ball and had a great spring. In the development of these guys, segments of football that are significant, focus on competing, makes a difference. That’s happening for a number of guys right now.
- There’s a speed on defense that’s key for a championship team. We’re not that team yet. But there’s an ingredient there. Dave’s (defensive coordinator Aranda) done a great job.
- No Wisconsin today. LSU did Big Cat drills and offense vs. defense. LSU vs. LSU, as Miles says.
- Teuhema practiced today. Tashawn Bower did not, but will moving forward.
- On Brandon Harris: He made a couple of touch throws I really enjoyed. I enjoyed it significantly.
- Miles expects for the first time, all 3 coordinator to be on sideline.
- On LSU’s backup QBs: Danny Etling is learning and understanding what’s going on and really in a position if we turn to him, he can step on the field and do very well. On Lindsey Scott Jr.: people can describe in any way they want to. To me, he looks like a winner
- Wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig is working with Harris in select drills, when he can work with both quarterbacks and his wide receivers
- On Tre’Davious White: He continues to play with more anticipation, more contact and really break on the ball gives you an interception. In my opinion, it’ll be the most productive year he’ll have
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tiger Stadium.