LSU practice

LSU allowed reporters in for Monday's 30-minute practice session. 

LSU running back Leonard Fournette missed another practice Monday, and his availability for Saturday's game against Southern Miss continues to be in doubt.

Fournette joined a handful of players who missed practice Monday, including offensive linemen Will Clapp (right shoulder) and Toby Weathersby (ankle) and tight end Foster Moreau (unspecified). Clapp is expected to miss this week's game. Orgeron said last week that the redshirt sophomore would miss the next two weeks with a right shoulder injury.

Fournette has not practiced since before the game against Auburn on Sept. 24. He played in that game, an 18-13 loss. Late in the game at Auburn, the junior re-injured the same ankle he sprained during preseason camp.

The lingering high ankle sprain and re-bruising of the area has forced him to miss games against Jacksonville State and Missouri. He would have missed the game at Florida had the teams played, coach Ed Orgeron said last week. 

More observations from Monday's 30-minute practice:

  • Shuffled line: For a second straight Monday, LSU's No. 1 O-line featured a new face and two players in different positions. Andy Dodd played center, while Ethan Pocic shifted from center to right tackle and Maea Teuhema moved from right tackle to left guard, where Clapp would normally start. Pocic suggested Monday that the new lineup is a precaution in case LSU loses another lineman to injury. However, Teuhema said LSU practiced with that starting group all week last week. It should be noted that Garrett Brumfield rotated some with Teuhema at left guard.
  • Non-contact: Defensive back Saivion Smith continues to sport a gold non-contact jersey during drills. He missed the game against Missouri for an unspecified injury. 
  • Young guy: With Moreau missing practice again, true freshman Caleb Roddy saw time with the first string as LSU's No. 2/3 tight end. Roddy worked with the starters on goal line drills and full-team drills. 

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Orgeron has instituted some energy into LSU's practice, including a unique ending to Monday's non-pads practice. The Tigers blare music as they stretch to conclude drills. 

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