Light first day for the Tigers in helmets only -- check out some observations from The Advocate and Tiger Rag here and here.
Injuries: Ethan Pocic, Devin Voorhies, Kevin Toliver, Travin Dural, Nick Brossette and J.D. Moore were all missing or limited, in addition to Dillon Gordon (still seeking his extra year of eligibility), Derrius Guice, Jevonte Domond, Foster Moreau, Corey Thompson and Anthony Jennings, who was reportedly out due to a mid-term exam.
Dave Aranda did a two-part interview series with NOLA.com's Jim Kleinpeter here and here that outlines a few of the new defensive wrinkles. Early on it seems that Tashawn Bower and Isaiah Washington will be joining Arden Key at outside linebacker, while Neal stays on the defensive line. Freshman Devin White is working with the inside linebackers, which makes sense given the thin depth there and LSU's loaded running back position.
In terms of a division of coaching labor, Aranda will be working with the inside 'backers, while Bradley Dale Peveto and Ed Orgeron will each work with the outside guys. Presumably with Orgeron coaching rush/edge techniques and Peveto dealing with coverage concepts when they're playing to the field.
Finally, I just want to point out that this last one is #SpringFootball as HELLLLL.
Harris working with his WR's. #LSU pic.twitter.com/99ZOsEKXBv— Joshua Thornton (@JoshT_TDR) March 7, 2016
Leonard pulling another human. #LSU pic.twitter.com/3qNsejN27u— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) March 7, 2016
LSU's ones at offensive line today— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) March 7, 2016
LT - Teuhema
LG - Malone
C - Clapp
RG - Boutte
RT - Weathersby
Russell Gage and Tony Upchurch practicing with the #LSU receivers. Jennings was at practice earlier but had to leave. Midterms.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) March 7, 2016
New #LSU DC Dave Aranda in his first workout with the Tigers. pic.twitter.com/hhSMtaUbNa— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) March 7, 2016
Big men running in circles and Cajun man yelling. #LSU pic.twitter.com/AmQJPziD8o— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) March 7, 2016
More with new #LSU DC Dave Aranda pic.twitter.com/V7POzpSqFU— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) March 7, 2016
4-star ATH Devin White opens up spring practice with the linebackers. Big news at a position that needs depth.— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) March 7, 2016
#LSU WRs pic.twitter.com/HOGz1Bgl83— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) March 7, 2016
#LSU running backs coach Jabber Juluke during spring practice. pic.twitter.com/dunAlymhsN— Marc stevens (@Marc_TDR) March 7, 2016
#LSU freshman cornerback Savion Smith during first day of spring practice. pic.twitter.com/pcUaDi3GfD— Marc stevens (@Marc_TDR) March 7, 2016
Duke Riley and Michael Divinity are working with Peveto on the opposite side of Aranda and the other LBs. #LSU pic.twitter.com/dfJl3kyWR2— James Bewers (@JamesBewers_TDR) March 7, 2016