While the headlines out of the talk might have been around the new status change involving the case of Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Marquedius Bain, Miles also went into some detail on a possible starting lineup, at least as training camp begins. Ross Dellenger of the Advocate has some details here.
- Anthony Jennings/Brandon Harris
"Brandon Harris is taking much of the summer snaps and we also think that Anthony Jennings is at a point ... both of those two guys will compete and the best guy's going to be our quarterback."
Nothing much to say here. Everybody knows the story. Jennings' suspension may end soon, but Harris should still have gained something of an edge this summer, and if I'm a betting man, Jennings will likely miss time in the season opener as part of his discipline. Brandon Harris has the opportunity he needs to grab hold of the starting job and not let go, he just has to take it.
- Travin Dural
- Malachi Dupre
- D.J. Chark
- John Diarse
- Trey Quinn
- Leonard Fournette
- Darrel Williams
- Derrius Guice
- Nick Brossette
Miles flatly said that Moore will be LSU's starting fullback.
John David Moore
- LT: Jerald Hawkins
- LG: Ethan Pocic
- C: Will Clapp
- RG: Josh Boutte
- RT: Vadal Alexander
- DE: Tashawn Bower
- DT: Christian LaCouture
- DT: Davon Godchaux
- DE: Lewis Neal
- SLB: Lamar Louis/Duke Riley
- MLB: Kendell Beckwith
- WLB: Deion Jones
Miles named those four linebackers, grouping together Louis and Riley, suggesting they'll share that starting role and rotate.
Miles called the group "the glue to the defense."
"We should have great speed. It's always important in that spot," he said.
Once again, no real surprises here, although it is interesting that Riley could be considered a co-starter at the SAM position. He's always been productive when he's played, just a little undersized. I'm with Miles -- love the speed of this group. If Debo can learn to play under control, he can be one helluva weapon in that WILL position.
- CB: Tre'Davious White
- S: Jamal Adams/Rickey Jefferson
- S: Jalen Mills/Rickey Jefferson
- CB: Donte Jackson/Ed Paris
Surprisingly, Miles did not mention Ed Paris. That might just be an overlook, but he did specifically mention freshman Donte Jackson. He said Jackson ran a 4.36 40-yard dash recently.
"We'd expect he be fast enough to play corner," Miles said.
Miles mentioned three safeties: Jefferson, Adams and Mills. He did not mention suspended DB Dwayn Thomas.
Agreed with Dellenger that Paris' lack of mention must be an oversight. They were thrilled with him in the spring and I doubt that has changed. Very, very curious to see how the freshmen impact this group, which needs to find a ball hawk.
- Josh Growden
- Trent Domingue/Cameron Gamble
Miles specifically said these two will "compete."