LSU has yet to release a fall camp starting lineup or depth chart. The school didn’t have one in its fall prospectus handed out at media days and didn’t provide one at the end of spring.
In a sense, LSU coach Les Miles provided one Wednesday during his yearly address to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. Based on Miles’ comments, here’s LSU’s starting group heading into camp with additional comments from Miles on each position:
- Anthony Jennings/Brandon Harris
- Travin Dural
- Malachi Dupre
- D.J. Chark
- John Diarse
- Trey Quinn
Miles on Trey Quinn: “Smart as a whip and knows everybody’s assignment. You just can’t afford not to play him.” Quinn didn’t play for much of last season after dropping two to three critical passes in the loss to Alabama.
- Leonard Fournette
- Darrel Williams
- Derrius Guice
- Nick Brossette
- LT: Jerald Hawkins
- LG: Ethan Pocic
- C: Will Clapp
- RG: Josh Boutte
- RT: Vadal Alexander
As a whole of the line: “We will have some youth mixed with some veterans. Big, strong and capable. I would guess they would really compete well.” He specifically named those five as the starters in those spots.
- DE: Tashawn Bower
- DT: Christian LaCouture
- DT: Davon Godchaux
- DE: Lewis Neal
“We’re not going to be fearful to play some freshmen. This Arden Key, I think, is a guy we’re going to have to give a look to,” Miles said. “I like this Isaiah Washington, guy has more athleticism and speed. Gives us a chance to get on the field and pass rush. Arden Key is reminded to me of a young Keke Mingo.”
Miles on the defense overall: “If the young ends come to life, we’re as good as we need to be. Period.”
- SLB: Lamar Louis/Duke Riley
- MLB: Kendell Beckwith
- WLB: Deion Jones
Miles called the group “the glue to the defense.”
“We should have great speed. It’s always important in that spot,” he said.
- CB: Tre’Davious White
- S: Jamal Adams/Rickey Jefferson
- S: Jalen Mills/Rickey Jefferson
- CB: Donte Jackson/Ed Paris
“We’d expect he be fast enough to play corner,” Miles said.
Miles mentioned three safeties: Jefferson, Adams and Mills. He did not mention suspended DB Dwayn Thomas.
- Trent Domingue/Cameron Gamble