There’s at least a timetable for LSU to get left guard Garrett Brumfield back into the lineup.
The senior leader will miss “a couple of weeks” with a knee injury, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said during his call-in radio show on Wednesday night. Brumfield went down holding his left knee against Louisiana Tech and was ruled out for at least the Ole Miss game earlier this week.
Orgeron has said on several occasions that true freshman Chasen Hines will start at left guard in Brumfield’s absence. He filled in large portions of the Auburn and Louisiana Tech games when Brumfield went down with injury.
There was nothing new on the health of LSU’s three tackles. Orgeron repeated that Saahdiq Charles is questionable, though Charles hasn’t been seen at the media viewing portions of practice all week. News regarding Adrian Magee and Badara Traore was in our practice report from earlier.
Here’s some other interesting notes and quotes from Orgeron’s radio show:
- LSU plans to get wide receiver Racey McMath more involved in the passing game and has been using him in some new ways this week during practice. Orgeron hinted McMath could see more action against Ole Miss.
- Orgeron on the late 8:15 p.m. CT kickoff on Saturday: “We’ll get a lot of rest in the hotel on Saturday … Our guys love to play at night. It’s going to be electric.”
- The staff has examined why its struggled during the third quarter of games this season, Orgeron said. They’ve considered changes to their halftime routine and saving some scripted plays for the first drive out of halftime.
- Orgeron said that Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta’amu is “in a lot of ways better than the quarterback (Ole Miss) had last year.” That would be Shea Patterson, who has since transferred to Michigan. Both played against LSU last season.