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.


The LSU football team went through Day 8 of spring practice Tuesday, putting the Tigers just over the halfway point of this year’s 15-day spring practice schedule.

The Tigers worked outdoors, greeted by sunny skies and mild temperatures as they practiced in shoulder pads, helmets and shorts.

The afternoon session started as usual with the Big Cat drill, the one-on-one wrestling matches between offensive and defensive players.

In the Big Cat, tight end Dillon Gordon beat defensive end Sione Teuhema, while middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith and fullback Tony Upchurch, a redshirt freshman, battled to a draw.

Sophomore wide receiver Trey Quinn got handled in his Big Cat drill but came back and plowed through a blocker moments later before the team broke up for individual position drills.

Spring practice runs through April 18 when LSU hosts its annual Spring Game in Tiger Stadium.