Andre Anthony practiced in full pads for the first time as an LSU Tiger on Friday, colliding, at one point, with tight end Jamal Pettigrew during a physical one-on-one matchup.
Anthony, a freshman from New Orleans, re-joined the team Thursday for their first bowl practice in the indoor football facility. The NCAA never cleared Anthony to play this season, but he's now allowed to practice, with the completion of the first semester.
Anthony, an Edna Karr product ranked as high as the 15th-best weakside linebacker in the 2016 class, looked the part Friday. He leaned on sophomore Arden Key for assistance at times. Key exploded in excitement after Anthony's collision with Pettigrew resulted in Anthony's shoulder pad popping from his jersey.
More observations from practice
- WR Travin Dural and OL Willie Allen donned gold jerseys, signifying limited contact for a player normally recovering from an injury. Allen missed the 2016 season and is expected to redshirt after a leg injury in preseason camp. Dural injured his shoulder in the game at Arkansas, re-injured it against Florida and then missed the game at Texas A&M. Earlier Friday during interviews, Dural said he's now "full go."
- Freshman quarterback Lindsey Scott is mimicking Louisville QB Lamar Jackson in practice. Orgeron, a former defensive line coach, worked closed with his outside linebacker/defensive end hybrids on defending the read-option against Scott.