LSU begins fall camp Monday, kick starting a month-long preseason of drills loaded with question marks, position battles and highly celebrated new faces. Here are three things we’ll be watching during this morning’s practice:
- Who’s there? Half of LSU players will practice in the morning and half in the afternoon. These split squad practices will carry through Thursday. LSU coach Les Miles is known for rotating different players between the two practices. The veterans will practice in the morning while the freshmen, and selected veterans, will go in the afternoon. Some freshmen are expected to practice in the morning with veterans also. Who shows up in that group?
- The Tigers reeled in the No. 2-ranked signing class in the nation this past year. We’ll be keeping a close eye on those rookies who participate this morning. The list includes running bacl Leonard Fournette, receivers Trey Quinn and Malachi Dupre, quarterback Brandon Harris and safety Jamal Adams.
- This will be an observation point every day: the quarterbacks. Anthony Jennings and Harris are battling for the starting job. They will not practice together in any of the first three practices. They will rotate between them, Miles said. Still, how do these guys look during 20-30 minutes of individual drills. That’s the only portion of practice reporters are allowed to view.