BATON ROUGE - LSU will get an early start on the 2010 football season next week as the Tigers open spring practice beginning with an afternoon workout on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.
Next Thursday's practice is the first of three workouts scheduled for the Tigers that week. LSU will also practice on Friday and Saturday in what will be the first of five weeks of spring drills. LSU will go through 15 practices during the spring, culminating with the LSU National L Club Spring Game, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 27 in Tiger Stadium.
LSU coach Les Miles, who enters his sixth season with the Tigers, welcomes back 42 letterwinners (21 offense, 18 defense, 3 special teams) and 12 starters (6 offense, 4 defense, 2 special teams) from last year's squad that posted a 9-4 overall record and participated in the Capital One Bowl.
Miles has guided LSU to a 51-15 overall mark in his five years with the Tigers. Miles' 51 victories represent more wins over a five-year span than any other coach in LSU history.
The Tigers open the 2010 season against North Carolina on Sept. 4 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. LSU is currently taking ticket requests for that game from both season ticket holders as well as the general public. To request tickets for the season-opener against North Carolina, go to www.LSUsports.net/tickets.
2010 LSU Spring Football Practice Dates
Week 1: Feb. 25, 26, 27
Week 2: March 2, 4, 6
Week 3: March 9, 11, 13
Week 4: March 16, 18, 20
Week 5: March 23, 25, 27
LSU National L Club Spring Game - Saturday, March 27 at 3 p.m. in Tiger Stadium