LSU coach Les Miles had originally wanted to host some of his spring practices away from Baton Rouge, La.
Rules did not permit the Tigers to do that at the time, but LSU will be hitting the road this summer.
During the SEC football spring media teleconference on Thursday, Miles said that LSU plans to hit both the northern and southern part of Louisiana with satellites camps. However, unlike other SEC schools, the Tigers did not reveal any specific plans to hold camps outside of the state.
“We want to service the football community in the state,” Miles said. “So we’ll be in Northern Louisiana and in the Shreveport area … We’ll have two clinics down in New Orleans, one of which is for youth football and kind of a camp clinic when you coach the coaches, coach the kids, to just reach out to the football community in the city of New Orleans, especially the youth aspect.”
The third satellite camp will be a joint effort between LSU and the New Orleans Saints.
A location has yet to be determined, but the camp will involve high school age athletes.
“We’re going to have a very nice location and the Saints are going to participate in what would be our high school-aged student-athlete camp,” Miles said.
The concept of being in the northern part of the state in Shreveport and down in the southern portion in New Orleans for multiple occasions gives LSU an added range over The Boot.
It also makes the message Miles is trying to send loud and clear. LSU remains focused on hosting camps within Louisiana.
“The first thing we want to do is maintain our presence in the state of Louisiana,” he said. “We turn to the north, turn to the south and say when we can, when the rules allow us to, we’re going to come to you. This allows us to leave our campus and come to the north and join us, and really the exact same thing (in the south). We’re going to reach out the community, to the football community, to let them know that LSU is present.”