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Freshman quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. hands the ball off to sophomore running back Nick Brossette in a drill last August. 

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

Not so small

Lindsey Scott, the former Zachary High star, doesn't look small to LSU coach Les Miles. Scott, listed at 5-foot-11, is in his first week of preseason camp with the Tigers. During the recruiting process, some questioned his height. "People can describe a guy any way they want to describe him. To me, he looks like a winner," Miles said Monday after the team's first full-padded practice. 

Ready rookie

LSU's coaching staff has spent the first five days of camp — and will probably spend the next week — identifying freshmen who can play immediately, Miles said. "What we have to do is find out those guys that can make significant differences and put them in position to do that," the coach said. At the top of the list so far are ILB Devin White, DL Rashard Lawrence, OLB Sci Martin, CB Saivion Smith and WR Dee Anderson.

Growing depth

LSU is "growing depth" on its offensive line, Miles said Monday. Probably because it has to. On Saturday, at least, two starters (Maea Teuhema and Will Clapp) missed practice with injuries. K.J. Malone (for Teuhema at left tackle), Garrett Brumfield (for Clapp at guard) and even freshman Lloyd Cushenberry, a Dutchtown product, are helping fill the holes. Miles said Cushenberry is someone who “can come in and play snaps and play a significant role.” Malone, meanwhile, is playing left tackle in Teuhema’s absence. Miles suggested Malone could remain at left tackle and Teuhema, nursing a sprained left ankle, could move to left guard upon his return.

Days to kickoff: 25

2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau Field

Injury report

LSU defensive lineman Christian LaCouture sustained what's believed to be a significant knee injury during practice, and his status for the season is in doubt, a source confirmed to The Advocate.

LSU offensive guard Will Clapp returned to practice Monday, Miles said. Meanwhile, offensive lineman Maea Teuhema, nursing a sprained left ankle, could return “late this week,” the coach said. Clapp missed Saturday’s drills as coaches ease him into camp. He underwent hip surgery in April and missed summer workouts. 

OLB/DE Isaiah Washington, playing in the new hybrid Buck role, suffered a knee injury that will force him to miss a prolonged period, a source told The Advocate. LSU only confirmed injuries to LaCouture and Washington. OLB Tashawn Bower participated in individual drills at Monday's practice and is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday, Miles said. Bower sustained an unspecified "nick," the coach said.

Next up

LSU players will participate in a walk-through on Tuesday before the program's first two-a-days on Wednesday.

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