LSU returned to full health at Tuesday's practice, getting back three injured starters.
Fullback J.D. Moore, tight end Colin Jeter and receiver D.J. Chark all participated in drills during the 40-minute long portion of practice open to reporters. It just confirms what interim coach Ed Orgeron told the media earlier this week, that No. 15 LSU should be at full strength for the collision on Saturday night with top-ranked Alabama.
Moore suffered a neck strain during the opening kickoff of the game against Ole Miss, Jeter sprained his wrist against the Rebels and Chark sprained his finger. They all missed practice during the off week last week before returning Tuesday.
- Maea at RT: Sophomore Maea Teuhema - not Toby Weathersby - practiced with the starting group at right tackle. Weathersby said earlier Tuesday that he's been cleared to play against Alabama and that he's been rotating in with Teuhema. Orgeron said earlier this week that Weathersby would start if he was 100 percent and that decision could be determined after Tuesday's practice. Weathersby has missed the last four games while overcoming an ankle sprain he suffered in Game 3 against Mississippi State.
- Heated 1-on-1: A small scuffle broke out at LSU's practice when offensive guard Josh Boutte took nose tackle Travonte Valentine to the ground during a heated one-on-one battle. Defensive and offensive players rushed to the scrum to pull out players, and Orgeron needed to step in, separating Valentine from offensive players. It was Competition Tuesday, indeed.
- Lagniappe: Receiver Jazz Ferguson was the only noticeable player to miss practice Tuesday. ... Safety Rickey Jefferson, on crutches and his leg in a cast, watched practice from the sideline. ... LB Devin Voorhies, in a limited-contact gold jersey last week, practiced without a gold jersey Tuesday.
LSU O-line vs. D-line.
LSU receivers vs. defensive backs.
LSU quarterbacks and receivers.