Ed Orgeron let everybody know that he was about to say something funny.
The coach was asked at his Monday press conference what he needed to see from Saahdiq Charles in practice this week in order to comfortably re-install the sophomore as his starting left tackle. Apparently it won’t take much.
“I’m going to say something funny, so listen up,” Orgeron responded. “I just need to see him in a stance. That’ll be good enough for me.”
Charles returned to practice Monday and is expected to play against Florida in Gainesville this Saturday. Charles has missed the past two games with an undisclosed injury. He dressed up against Ole Miss this past weekend but did not play. Adrian Magee started in his place.
Center Lloyd Cushenberry, who Orgeron said is “very questionable” for the Florida game, was also present for the media viewing portion of practice, but he didn’t appear to participate in any drills. True freshman Cole Smith was the first-team center when LSU lined up as a five-man group.
Here’s some other personnel notes from practice on Monday:
- Cornerback Greedy Williams, linebacker Jacob Phillips, tackle Badara Traore and tight end Thaddeus Moss were all absent. In the case of Williams, Phillips and Traore, it’s not uncommon for players to get an extra day off on Monday while LSU practices without pads.
- JaCoby Stevens was working with the safeties during individual drills on Monday. He’s been working with the outside linebackers during the media viewing portion of practice in recent weeks.