LSU coach Les Miles, on Wednesdays during game weeks, speaks publicly three different times. Follow his comments here throughout the day.
- Injury update: Miles seemed confident about Moore’s ability to play when asked about his health. He said White looked “a little gimpy” at practice today but should be able to play Saturday. If White doesn’t recover as planned, Miles said senior defensive back Jalen Mills could slide from nickelback over to cornerback. “But we have a number of good cornerbacks as it is,” the coach said. “We’re pretty confident we’ll be fine there.”
- No surprises: Miles said he was not shocked Alabama checked in at No. 4 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings despite being a one-loss team. “I think anybody who watches the film can see they’re very quality,” he said.
- On the road again: LSU hasn’t played a road game since Sept. 26, and its Oct. 10 road trip to South Carolina was relocated due to heavy rain and flooding in the state. Miles, however, isn’t concerned about his team’s lack of experience in an opponent’s stadium. “I think we’re ready for the road,” he said. “It’s time to pack up our bags and go.”
- Hawthorne ‘doing well': Miles said radio play-by-play man Jim Hawthorne, who will miss his first LSU football game in more than 30 years after undergoing a medical procedure, is “doing well.” When he was told women’s basketball play-by-play announcer Patrick Wright will call the Alabama game, Miles said: “That’s pretty cool. He better be able to get a pretty good job after this.”
- Injury update: The Tigers just might be at full health against