LSU Spring Practice Observations, Day 11: Big Cat and ball security _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU offensive lineman, Garrett Brumfield (78), left, participates in a drill Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.


Tuesday marked Day 11 of LSU spring practice, the Tigers’ second-to-last workout before spring break.

The Tigers worked out in shoulder pads, helmets and short pants under warm, sunny skies at the Charles McClendon Football Practice Facility.

After a brief warm up in position groups, the Tigers gathered for their regular Big Cat drill. A matchup between improving sophomore wide receiver D.J. Chark and sophomore cornerback Ed Paris drew an, “Oooooh!” from LSU coach Les Miles.

At first, middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith playfully stepped in to square off with Chark. After Miles waved him off, Paris took his stance. He and Chark battled to a standoff, after which Paris leaped up and kicked the air with delight.

Only a few more minutes of individual practice drills were open to the media. Quarterbacks worked on ball security drills, as players tried to tug the ball out of each other’s grasp. Wide receivers worked on agility drills as they navigated an obstacle course of pads under the watch of new position coach Tony Ball.

The Tigers will practice again Thursday before taking a 12-day break. LSU will have two more practice sessions before the annual Spring Game, April 18 in Tiger Stadium.