LSU has closed practice to reporters starting Monday. Media won’t be allowed in until bowl week, likely. But coach Les Miles addressed reporters after the Tigers first full-squad, full-pad practice.

QB update: Brandon Harris continues to take the first snaps during practice, and Anthony Jennings is taking the second snaps, Miles said. The coach said both made good plays during Monday’s practice. Miles is no closer to choosing a starter and won’t rush the decision, he said. He called the battle “on-going” multiple times. “”I’m not the guy that’s going to make an early decision. Both guys made progress this day,” he said.

DE Tashawn Bower missed a second straight practice Monday. (Travis Spradling)

DE Tashawn Bower missed a second straight practice Monday. (Travis Spradling)

Injury update: DE Tashawn Bower missed a second straight practice, Miles said. The coach wasn’t sure why he missed drills. During interviews with reporters on Saturday, Bower appeared exhausted and even returned indoors after stepping outside for a radio interview in the sun. Arden Key, a highly touted freshman, ran with the first group in Bower’s place. Bower’s injury is “not deemed to be long term,” Miles said.

Return talk: Miles said LSU has been working on punt and kick return. He mentioned three guys returning kicks: RB Leonard Fournette and two freshmen, RB Derrius Guice and DB Donte Jackson.

Frosh duo: Guice and freshmen RB Nick Brossette both made “noteworthy plays” in Monday’s practice, the coach said. The two are believed to be competing for the No. 3 RB slot behind Fournette and Darrel Williams.