By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor
Lowell Narcisse dropped back two steps and found Myles Brennan running a deep post route, his pass just carrying over the outstretched arms of Danny Etling.
Oh the unmistakable signs of a bye week practice at LSU.
The quarterbacks threw and ran routes under the direction of Matt Canada as LSU went through a pad-free practice Tuesday to begin the bye week. The Tigers will return to action next Saturday night against No. 1 Alabama.
There’s an interesting wrinkle within this odd scene. Narcisse, a true freshman who appears headed for a redshirt, was with Etling, Brennan and scholarship quarterback Caleb Lewis. He’s been with the scout team during individual drills in recent weeks.
Instead Justin McMillan, LSU’s “wildcat” quarterback, worked on read-option looks with LSU’s outside linebackers. There was a crimson scout team jersey sticking out of his back pocket, so perhaps he’ll be mimicking Jalen Hurts for the next week and a half.
Some other observations from practice:
– Running back Derrius Guice, center Will Clapp and offensive tackles K.J. Malone and Toby Weathersby were absent from the media viewing portion of practice. It’s not unusual for teams to rest players with nagging injuries during an open date.
– Nose tackle Ed Alexander participated after not traveling with the team to Saturday’s 40-24 victory over Ole Miss. Outside linebacker Mike Divinity, who also missed the Ole Miss game, was absent.
– Russell Gage, who appeared to suffer a knee injury against Ole Miss, did participate Tuesday.