Practice Report: “It’s Competition Tuesday, baby!”

Ethan Pocic working at right tackle; absentee updates

Tiger Rag Associate Editor

With his team going through one-on-one drills on two parallel outdoor fields, Ed Orgeron frequently runs through the middle ground where the media stand and watch the now open portion of Tuesday practices.

“It’s Competition Tuesday, baby!” Orgeron bellowed on the way by.

Collision Tuesday may be more like it.

LSU’s padded Tuesday practice is far more physical than the 30-minute, t-shirts and shorts run through they now have on Mondays — though likely still less grueling or long than a typical Les Miles-led practice.

Running backs and linebackers squared off in tackling drills. Defensive backs went against wide receivers and tight ends with a quarterback trying to complete passes. Offensive and defensive linemen went one-on-one at the far end of the field.

One thing doesn’t change from day to day: there’s no walking permitted at an Orgeron-led practice.

Now, here’s some news and notes from the practice session:

– Four of the five absentees from Monday were again missing: running back Leonard Fournette (ankle), right tackle Toby Weathersby (ankle), left guard Will Clapp (right arm) and tight end Foster Moreau (unknown).

– Frank Herron returned to practice Tuesday after being absent Monday, though he worked in a gold no-contact jersey. Cornerback Saivion Smith, who sat out against Missouri, was also sporting non-contact gold.

– Ethan Pocic continued to rotate around the offensive line, working at right tackle when LSU lined up its first-team unit. Andy Dodd took his place at center and Maea Teuhema slid inside from right tackle to left guard, where he started 11 games last season.

– Injured linebacker Corey Thompson is off crutches and watched practice Tuesday, though he did not dress out or participate. He’s been out since the first week of fall camp.

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James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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