Video: LSU safety Rickey Jefferson says the Tigers coaches had them prepared for Sam Houston State _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles has a moment with LSU safety Rickey Jefferson (29) after the game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won 56-0.

LSU senior Elliott Porter will start against Louisiana-Monroe, coach Les Miles said during his weekly Monday press conference.

Porter, last year’s starter, has completed a school-issued two-game suspension for summer job pay issues. Center Ethan Pocic, who has started the last two games, sprained his right ankle during the second quarter of Saturday’s 56-0 win over Sam Houston State.

Pocic will return this week, Miles said, but the sophomore had to be helped off of the field after what appeared to be a badly sprained ankle.

Other news nuggets from Miles’ press conference:

- Fullback Connor Neighbors will start this week, Miles said. Neighbors suffered a bone bruise to his lower leg when running back Terrence Magee stepped on him during a run against Sam Houston in the second quarter. He did not return. Neighbors sprained his right wrist during practice before the game and wore a club-like cast on his right hand. That’s expected to be removed, Miles said Monday.

- Linebacker Kwon Alexander is expected to be fully healthy for this week’s game, Miles said. Alexander played just the first two to three series of the win over Sam Houston, before being replaced by Deion Jones. Alexander, according to LSU’s radio show, suffered a stinger in the season opening win against Wisconsin.

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