NEW GUYS: Two new true freshmen practiced with the starters/veterans during the second day of LSU preseason camp: receiver Drake Davis and offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell. What's that mean? We don't know, and don't read too much into it. Davis is a talented signee and Baton Rouge native who attended IMG Academy last season. Campbell is another local product - from Ponchatoula. LSU splits practices into a morning one (veterans/starters) and afternoon (mostly freshmen).
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SPANKING NEW: LSU showed off its new weight room to a horde of media members on Friday, taking the group inside the newly renovated place. The school spent $2.5 million on the project, completed on time this past Monday. Crews added a two-story, 5,000-square foot addition, and everything inside the renovated facility is new – weights, dumbbell sets, weight racks, lifting machines, cardio machines and a few first-time items.
Take a tour inside LSU football's new, $2.5 million weight room
LSU showed off its new weight room to a horde of media members on Friday. The school spent $2.5 million on the project, completed on time this past Monday. Crews added a two-story, 5,000-square foot addition, and everything inside the renovated facility is new – weights, dumbbell sets, weight racks, lifting machines, cardio machines and a few first-time items.
GOLF WIND: LSU OC Cam Cameron squatted to the ground, plucked some grass from the practice field and tossed it into the air. "Got to play the wind!" he gestured to QBs Justin McMillan and Lindsey Scott. A storm rolled across Baton Rouge on Friday afternoon, sending a driving wind across the practice fields. Passes from Scott, a true freshman, and McMillan, a redshirt freshman, floated away from their receivers as the wind tore across the practice field. Like a golfer judging the wind before his tee shot, Cameron tossed grass into the wind to prove his point to the young QBs.
THE OTHER FOURNETTE: "Big Leonard," Leonard Fournette's father, watched practice from the sideline on Friday afternoon. Lanard Fournette, Fournette's younger brother, participated in the afternoon session of practice. His father, Leonard Sr., watched his every move.
TOP SECRET: LSU prohibited reporters from videoing the offense, specifically the quarterbacks and receivers, during one period of practice. What happened during this period: receivers ran crossing patterns and quarterbacks delivered them the ball.
Days to kickoff: 28
2:30 p.m. Sept. 3, vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau Field
OLB Tashawn Bower and OL Maea Teuhema missed a second day of practice with injuries. Teuehema is nursing a sprained left ankle and might miss as much as a week, Miles said Thursday. Bower is "nicked" (Miles gave no additional details on the injury) and is expected back in "a couple of days," the coach said.
LSU will again hold a morning practice (mostly veterans and starters) and an afternoon practice (most freshmen) on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and around 3:30 p.m.
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