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|Les gets physical|
I have a feeling that when ESPN2 televises the LSU spring football game on March 27 at 3 p.m., viewers are going to see as intense a spring game as their has been on television.
Tiger head coach Les Miles and his assistants have turned up the intensity after the intensity has been turned up by LSU fans.
Also expect the LSU offensive line to be much more aggressive.
Joseph Barksdale has been moved from right to left tackle.
Reports from Tigertown say that Alex Hurst has been very impressive at right tackle and will likely be the starter and that Josh Dworaczyk will likely remain at left guard. Will Blackwell, Chris Faulk and Patrick Longeron will likely be the other starters in the OL.
Sure everyone was hoping to see T-Bob Hebert contribute last year, but Hebert needs to get bigger and stronger and should still contribute.
Defensive end Ken Adam (6'4", 245) from Copiah–Lincoln Community College has been a very pleasant surprise.Another new wrinkle for the Tigers this spring has been the introduction of the "Big Cat" drill, which is a one-on-one full contact drill between and offensive player and a defensive player.
Miles explained it as "a one-on-one man-on-man aggressive drill. It gives our players the competitive view of physical interaction. To me, it is basically to make us a dominant and physical football team. If they can step in that drill and do well then they can be a dominant physical football team."
To me it sounds like a great way to set the tone for a very physical practice.
Some may worry about turning up the intensity leading to an injury to a key player.
As if that hasn't happened the past two or three years. Natchez's Stevan Ridley overcame a knee injury in the spring and is running even harder this spring.
Maybe if the guys know this is not your typical spring practice, they will be more prepared for the contact.
All three quarterbacks – Jordan Jefferson, Jarrett Lee and Chris Garrett – have shared time on snaps during the scrimmage, while Ridley and Michael Ford got the bulk of the carries from the running back position. Richard Murphy practiced but he did not participate in the scrimmage. Saturday's scrimmage.
Murphy was in the stands Friday night in Vidalia for the Vikings' quarterfinal basketball win over his alma mater, Rayville. Murphy was wearing his LSU letter jacket looking like he was getting around real well on his rebuilt wheels. Murphy missed the last 11 games of his junior season in 2009 after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Vanderbilt.
Miles said that the biggest offensive play came when Jefferson hit Chris Tolliver for a 70-yard scoring play. Defensive back Daniel Graff added an interception on a tipped ball to highlight the defensive play."There certainly were some opportunities at some big plays," Miles said. "There were some nice runs; probably more in this scrimmage than in the one we had a year ago. I thought it was a nice start to our endeavor on becoming a dominant and more physical than we have been."
For once it just may be a spring game worth watching. It's certainly important to Miles if he wants his show to be picked back up for next year.
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