"We have the best receivers in the country," Matt Canada barked to his quarterbacks. "Give them a chance to catch the ball!"

For a second straight day, the voice of LSU's new offensive coordinator bellowed across the Charles McClendon practice fields. Don't believe us? Have a look at the three video clips at the bottom of this post. 

Reporters were allowed to watch about 25 minutes of Tuesday's second spring practice, and Canada spent most of that time imploring his five quarterbacks to throw better passes during a fast-paced, sometimes hectic passing drill.

"You got to throw the ball in this spot," Canada chided. "I don't want to see an overthrow!"

"That ball's intercepted!" Canada yelled about a pass thrown too far inside. 

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During reporters' brief observation window into Tuesday's practice, Canada led two drills.

One featured running backs running short passing routes after motioning from the backfield to a wide receiver position. The other features four quarterbacks simultaneously tossing passes to four receivers, each running a different route.

"It's a motion!" Canada yelled at a running back at one point. "Not a shift!"

"Bang, bang, bang, bang," he yelled while a running back, split out wide, ran his route.

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More observations:

  • Still in gold: OL Donavaughn Campbell (shoulder) and FB J.D. Moore (wrist) remained in gold jerseys, signifying their limitation because of injury. Moore, by the way, said he broke his wrist against Alabama last season. He underwent surgery after the regular season and another surgery recently. He's donning a cast on his forearm/wrist during spring. 
  • New gold: DL Christian LaCouture donned a gold jersey Tuesday, but the senior didn't appear slowed in any way and he even participated in full-team drills with the starting group.
  • DB shifts: It appears that, for now, Xavier Lewis has been shifted full time to LSU's nickel role. He served Tuesday as the No. 1 nickel in individual work, a spot played by Dwayne Thomas last season. 
  • O, the Buck: Ed Orgeron is not your typical head coach. His history is on the defensive line, and it's tough to get away from that completely. He spent much of Tuesday's practice working with the Tigers' Buck outside linebackers, the position Arden Key plays. With Key out, Isaiah Washington and Sci Martin appear to be getting his reps. Orgeron worked closely with the pair on Tuesday. 

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