LSU held its first bowl practice in Houston on Saturday afternoon from the Houston Texans’ practice facility, a unique, air-supported dome nicknamed “the bubble.”

Reporters were allowed to watch about 15 minutes of practice on Saturday – the first time any portion of practice has been open since preseason camp in August.

After the two-hour practice, LSU players were scheduled to attend the Rodeo Bowl, an evening filled with various rodeo-theme competitions set an hour southwest of Houston at George Ranch Historical Park.

LSU players enter the airlock revolving door to the Bubble.

LSU players enter the airlock revolving door to the Bubble.

LSU’s practice Saturday began at about 1 p.m., and players and coaches entered the facility one at a time through a revolving airlock door. For more on the Bubble, check out our story from earlier.

For more on practice, here are nuggets, videos and some photos.

  • LSU traveled at least this group of injured players to the bowl game: WR Travin Dural (hamstring), TE Dillon Gordon (Achilles), FB J.D. Moore (knee) and RB Nick Brossette (knee). The trio won’t play in the game after suffering season-ending injuries.
  • Don’t be fooled by the jersey numbers. Some LSU players have swapped jerseys with others – a yearly LSU bowl practice tradition. For example, LSU RB Leonard Fournette wore No. 21.

Photos

The outside of the bubble.

The outside of the bubble.

Coach Les Miles speaks with O-line coach Jeff Grimes at Saturday's practice.

Coach Les Miles speaks with O-line coach Jeff Grimes at Saturday’s practice.

LSU LT Jerald Hawkins laughs during a break in drills.

LSU LT Jerald Hawkins laughs during a break in drills.

Videos