Football Wraps Up Split-Squad Practices

Chris Parent (@chrisparent)
Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications

BATON ROUGE – LSU wrapped up its fourth and final day of split-squad practices here Sunday as the Tigers had another morning-afternoon session with the veterans and newcomers at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

LSU used its first four days of camp to split the team into veteran and freshmen practices in an effort to maximize teaching opportunities, while also allowing the newcomers an opportunity to get acclimated to college football practice.

On Monday, the Tigers will also practice in full pads for the first time as they will be in the fifth and final day of acclimatization.

“We’ve had good start to camp,” 11th-year head coach Les Miles said. “We got a lot done during these first four days. The freshmen have really adapted and I think the veterans have done a nice job of showing leadership and giving good instruction to the young guys.

“It’s going to be fun to watch how the freshmen respond when we come together as a full team for the first time on Monday.”

Monday’s workout will be the first of first of six practices for the Tigers this week. LSU will take Tuesday off from practice, holding a light walk-through to go along with meetings, before going through their first two-a-day workout on Wednesday. LSU will close out the week with its first scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday.

LSU will take part in Media Day on Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. followed by the annual LSU Football Fan Day where players will sign autographs and take pictures and meet fans from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

“We have to continue to build on each practice,” Miles said. “We are throwing a lot of information at the team right now. The players are doing a really good job of consuming it and taking what they are learning in the meeting room to the practice field.”

LSU Football – Week of Aug. 10-16

Monday, Aug. 10
9 a.m. First full-squad practice (full pads)

Tuesday, Aug. 11
3:45 p.m. Walk-thru

Wednesday, Aug. 12
8:35 a.m. Practice
3:45 p.m. Practice

Thursday, Aug. 13
9:15 a.m. Practice

Friday, Aug. 14
9:05 a.m. Practice

Saturday, Aug. 15
11 a.m. Scrimmage

Sunday, Aug. 16
3:30 – 5 p.m. LSU Football Media Day – Football Operations Building
5 – 6:30 p.m. LSU Fan Day – Basketball Practice Facility/Maddox Field House

 

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