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LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark (7) is stopped by LSU safety Grant Delpit (9) as LSU quarterback Danny Etling (16) runs behind them in the first half of LSU's spring game, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

LSU will host its annual spring football game at 5 p.m. on April 21, the school confirmed Tuesday. The game is set to be televised on SEC Network.

LSU also announced that spring practice will begin on March 11.

Programs are allowed 15 spring practices, including in that the spring game. The Tigers will be implementing a new offense under coordinator Steve Ensminger, while breaking in a new starting running back, quarterback and receivers. 

Spring practices are usually partially open to reporters.

Ten Tigers combine bound

Ten LSU players are heading to the NFL combine, including quarterback Danny Etling and offensive tackle KJ Malone.

The league announced Tuesday participants for the event, beginning Feb. 27 in Indianapolis. LSU's 10 players is the third-most among college football teams.

Malone and Etling join receiver DJ Chark, cornerbacks Donte Jackson and Kevin Toliver, edge rusher Arden Key, running backs Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams, and offensive linemen Will Clapp and Toby Weathersby. 

Notable absences include defensive linemen Christian LaCouture and Greg Gilmore, both of whom participated in the senior bowl. 

Tigers add support staff member

Southeastern Louisiana assistant Aaron Schwanz is expected to join the LSU support staff, according to a report from

Schwanz, a former graduate assistant under LSU DC Dave Aranda at Wisconsin, coached linebackers and special teams for the Lions and is expected to join the Tigers in an analyst role, the site reported.

LSU continues to fill out its support staff. Support staff members cannot coach on-the-field. Former UL-Lafayette assistant Jorge Munoz and ex-LSU running back Kevin Faulk have joined the support staff recently. 

Schwanz, a former safety for Wisconsin-Oshkosh, served under Aranda in 2013 with the Badgers while working with outside linebackers. He's had coaching stops at Midwestern State and Texas-El Paso.

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