LSU Spring Position Recap: Defensive line has question at nose tackle, finds playmaker in Arden Key _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Danny Etling (16) looks for a receiver downfield as LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (57) applies pressure during LSU football's spring game.

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He’s close to fully healthy, I believe. Late during spring drills, Moore was seen sprinting so that’s a good sign.

Running backs coach Jabbar Juluke said earlier this spring that Moore was sitting in on meetings with other running backs and that he should return in full by preseason camp.

I have no idea on this.

But, yes, the F linebacker (played by Tashawn Bower, Corey Thompson and Michael Divinity) is the “field side” linebacker (“F” stands for field), aligning on the side of the ball with more field to cover. The Buck linebacker (played by Arden Key and Isaiah Washington) is the “boundary” linebacker (the “B” in Buck stands for boundary). He aligns on the side of the ball with less field to cover.

This answer differs depending on who you ask. Dave Aranda said he installed just three packages during the spring. D-line coach Ed Orgeron says Aranda “easily” has 15-plus more packages.

Les Miles said Aranda installed “60 percent” of the defense during spring. Here’s more about all of that.

It’s tough to determine. We get just 25-30 minutes to watch each practice, and Danny Etling only took about one-third of the snaps in the spring game.

Here’s what we do know: Brandon Harris has the better arm. That’s not as much of a critique of Etling as it is a compliment to Harris. He possesses a strong arm and can spin the ball more tightly than most.

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