LSU spring practice observations, day 3: Corey Thompson, Foster Moreau join practice; watch QBs duel it out _lowres


Corey Thompson and Foster Moreau made their spring practice debuts on Thursday, and one of them has moved positions.

Thompson, a defensive back in his first three seasons at LSU, worked with the outside linebackers, an expected move for the senior. Moreau joined the tight end group after missing the first two days of spring practice on Monday and Tuesday.

LSU conducted its third spring practice just a couple hours after announcing that former starting quarterback and rising senior Anthony Jennings had left the team.

Incumbent starter Brandon Harris, Purdue transfer Danny Etling and redshirt freshman Justin McMillan rotated during passing drills. Harris threw to the top receivers – D.J. Chark and Malachi Dupre – while Etling threw to Tyron Johnson, Dee Anderson and Derrick Dillon. McMillan threw to Stephen Sullivan and Tony Upchurch, who’s moved from fullback to receiver.

Did you want to see video of Harris and Jennings? Thought you did:

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  • Missing: OL K.J. Malone was the only new absentee from practice on Thursday. With Thompson and Moreau returning, just one other player continues to be absent from drills for unknown reasons: OL Jevonte Domond.
  • Cornerback or safety: LSU splits up its cornerbacks and safeties and we wrote down what players are working with what groups, at least during the open portion of practice.

Cornerbacks: Donte Jackson, Saivion Smith, Ed Paris, Tre White

  • Running back rotation: During drills, the running back rotation was Leonard Fournette, Darrel Williams, Derrius Guice and Lanard Fournette.
  • Injured: Cornerback Donte Jackson, fully dressed out, mostly watched drills. It’s unclear if he’s suffering from a minor injury.