LSU coach Les Miles said the Tigers worked “opponents’ schematics” into their third scrimmage of fall camp Tuesday night, which consisted of 80-110 plays. The team is only 11 days away from its season opener against McNeese State on September 5.
Here are some more newsy nuggets from Miles’ press conference:
- QB update: Miles said sophomore Brandon Harris “certainly has the lead” against junior Anthony Jennings, and their stat lines Tuesday night showed a bit of separation. Harris threw for three touchdowns, whereas Jennings threw for only one. The QBs combined to complete 65 percent of their passes.
- Mills undergoes surgery: Miles confirmed senior safety Jalen Mills underwent surgery after he injured his ankle during fall practice last Wednesday. The coach did not disclose anything more about Mills’ status.
- Guice turning heads: A few videos of freshman running back Derrius Guice’s explosive plays during scrimmages have made their way around the internet in the last few days. On one such play, Guice caught a swing pass and bullied through two defenders before dragging a third for an 18-yard gain. “He’s elusive and physical, and he’s a very hard runner,” Miles said of Guice. “…I look forward to calling his number.”
- Finding a returner: LSU worked on special teams during the scrimmage, and Miles may be narrowing down his choice for kick returners. Though he said the Tigers “have a number” of payers who can return kicks, he specifically mentioned cornerback
Tre’Davious White as a punt returner, running backs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice and freshman speedster Donte Jackson.
- More stats: Miles said the offense rushed for 337 yards and threw for another 250 Tuesday night. The Tigers practiced their red-zone offense during the scrimmage, and Miles said they busted “a couple of big runs.”