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Football Ready for First Spring Scrimmage
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Published: March 22, 2013, 01:47 PM (CT)
by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette), Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/SID

BATON ROUGE – LSU will go through its first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday in Tiger Stadium – weather permitting - as the Tigers conclude their second week of spring drills.

Saturday’s scrimmage is scripted for about 100 plays, with the first and second teams getting between 35 and 40 snaps each. The scrimmage is scheduled for Tiger Stadium, however in the event of rain, the Tigers will move the workout to the indoor practice facility.

“I just want to see us execute the things we have going so far,” Miles said of what he expects out of Saturday’s scrimmage. “I want to see where we are at, that’s all. I want to see physicality and the ability to run it and throw it, tackle it and hang on to the ball which is what we have done in the past in terms of ball security.”

Miles said that the scrimmage will focus mainly on 1st and 10 situations and that all four healthy quarterbacks on the roster will get snaps. Backup quarterback Rob Bolden continues to recover from a knee injury and will not participate in live action this spring.

Saturday’s scrimmage will also be the first for new LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Cameron joined the Tigers in early February after spending the last 11 years in the NFL. 

“I like what we’ve been able to get accomplished so far,” Miles said of his teams’ effort through the first five practices this spring. “I think our team is going to take the 15 practices that we have and be the best that we can be. Every guy is improving. Every guy is working hard. We made real improvement with each practice. I like where we are.”

After Saturday, the Tigers return to practice on Monday for the first of three workouts next week. LSU will also practice on Tuesday and scrimmage on Thursday before taking a week off for spring break. LSU is scheduled to host its annual Pro Day next Wednesday.

LSU will conclude spring drills on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. with the annual National L-Club Spring Game in Tiger Stadium. Admission to the spring game is free.

 

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