LSU head coach Ed Orgeron on the field before kickoff against Texas A&M, Saturday, November 25, 2017, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

A host of players missed LSU's practice on Thursday. 

With five months until the season opener against Miami, that's not so significant, but we provide you the rundown here, along with a glimpse we got of LSU's current No. 1 offensive line.

  • An unusually high number of players missed practice Thursday. It probably has something to do with the timing of drills. They were moved up an hour, potentially interfering in some players' classes. The following were not noticed at drills: OLB Ray Thornton, CB Kary Vincent, S Cameron Lewis, S Ed Paris and S JaCoby Stevens.
  • Several players attended practice but did not participate in drills. They include NG Ed Alexander, LT Saahdiq Charles and RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
  • New guys in gold, signifying limited contact for injury, included ILB Patrick Queen and OG Garrett Brumfield. Michael Divinity remained in gold, as he's been all spring. TE Thaddeus Moss was no longer in a gold jersey. 

We got the briefest glance of LSU's No. 1 offensive line. Here it was:

  • LT Jakori Savage
  • LG Garrett Brumfield
  • C Lloyd Cushenberry
  • RG Ed Ingram
  • RT Adrian Magee

You probably have some questions about that lineup right? Remember that Charles, penciled in as the starting left tackle, is out for spring. So is Austin Deculus, who should complete seriously at right tackle. You probably expected to see No. 1-ranked JUCO tackle Badara Traore on there, right? He's been running with the No. 2 group at left tackle.


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