Miles maintains there’s not “any real order at this point” in the race to become Zach Mettenberger’s backup, but freshman Anthony Jennings seems to be gaining steam. Jennings was 8-of-11 for 98 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s scrimmage, and he also rushed four times for 36 yards. Sophomore Stephen Rivers, the backup last season, was 3-of-5 for 31 yards. Whoever wins the backup job will not only be the first man off the bench this fall, but could also align himself as the favorite to become LSU’s starter in 2014.


LSU will have just two more workouts Tuesday and Thursday before heading back to Tiger Stadium for the Spring Game, which concludes spring practice. Admission to the spring game is free.


7.0: Yards per carry by junior Terrence Magee in three scrimmages this spring, including an abbreviated scrimmage March 23. Magee carried 26 times for 182 yards.

A year after being moved to wide receiver, Magee may have found a home back at running back. But opportunities won’t come easily in a backfield that includes Jeremy Hill, Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue, who has practiced in a green jersey this spring after having his 2012 season cut short by a knee injury.

Scott Hotard