Football Set for National L Club Spring Game
Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/SID
BATON ROUGE - LSU will wrap up spring practice on Saturday at 3 p.m. with the annual National L Club Spring Game in Tiger Stadium.
Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Free tickets for the contest are still available at www.LSUtix.net. The game will be broadcast on the radio locally at 104.5 FM. The game will be televised to a national audience on ESPN2 as well as streamed over the internet at www.ESPN360.com.
Saturday's format has the team being divided into two squads - Purple and White. The first half of the game will be played as a normal contest with two, 15-minute quarters. The second half will feature a running clock.
National L Club Spring Football Game
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"It's going to be exciting," LSU coach Les Miles said of the spring game. "There are some big plays to be made out there. I think our defense looks good. It's going to be a great spring game; I'm really looking forward to it.
"I think we've divided the teams pretty well. I think you will find that there will be some guys playing on both teams, but I don't think that one team will out-man the other. Our running backs will have to play on both teams so neither team will have an advantage at that position."
The White squad has an apparent edge on the offensive line as projected starters Joseph Barksdale, Josh Dworaczyk, P.J. Lonergan and Alex Hurst are all listed on the White roster. Other members of the White offense include Russell Shepard, Terrence Toliver, Stevan Ridley and Richard Murphy.
The spring game concludes four weeks of work that has seen the Tigers practice 15 times during that span. Following Saturday's game, the Tigers will turn their attention to the offseason strength and conditioning program with an eye on the fall.
"We've had a really good spring," Miles said. "I think we have improved as a team in all three phases of the game. I like this team and I like the way they come to work each day. We have a nice blend of veterans and young guys and I'm excited about watching them go out and compete in front of the fans in Tiger Stadium tomorrow."