Day one of LSU’s fall practices are in the books, so lets check out what the #beatbros had to say...
- Practice reports from The Advocate: the morning session featured just two freshmen, Michael Divinity and Devin White, which probably reflects the linebacker depth and how many younger players they have to fill out the afternoon. The afternoon featured the newbie defensive linemen and both safeties Eric Monroe and Cameron Lewis, who both had surgery this offseason.
- Of interesting note — walk-on and former pro baseball player Jalen Williams, who will work at wide receiver:
You're wondering about that mysterious walk-on right? It's Jalen Williams, a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox for nearly three seasons in the Rookie League. He's 21 and was drafted in the 16th round in 2013. He posted a career record of 4-2 and a 3.19 ERA. Williams worked with the receivers as a reserve.
The thought of a 6-3, 210-pound athlete, who also happens to be a grown man, is very interesting for this group. Not that Dameyune Craig needs more bodies to work with.
- Tiger Rag broke their practice reports into sections on Offense and Defense.
- Couple features out of the post-morning-practice media availability on J.D. Moore, Kevin Toliver, who hasn’t been on the field since the Texas Bowl, and Josh Boutte, who is competing with K.J. Malone and Garrett Brumfield to make the starting lineup as a senior.
- Les Miles from this evening’s press conference:
- Couple more practice videos:
- Unrelated to practice, but a good read somebody passed to me on twitter: an excellent breakdown of LSU’s play-action passing game, via Mark Schofield and Inside the Pylon. Definitely worth a read.
In other news, the first ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll came out today, with the Tigers coming in at sixth. Alabama, unsurprisingly, checked in at No. 1, and four other SEC teams made the cut -- including Tennessee at 10, with a first-place vote even.
|RANK||TEAM||RECORD||POINTS||FIRST PLACE VOTES||PREVIOUS RANK|
|1||Alabama Crimson Tide||0-0||1585||55||NR|
|4||Florida State Seminoles||0-0||1351||1||NR|
|5||Ohio State Buckeyes||0-0||1321||0||NR|
|9||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||0-0||1034||0||NR|
|11||Michigan State Spartans||0-0||901||0||NR|
|12||Ole Miss Rebels||0-0||792||0||NR|
|14||TCU Horned Frogs||0-0||649||0||NR|
|19||Oklahoma State Cowboys||0-0||426||0||NR|
|20||North Carolina Tar Heels||0-0||422||0||NR|
|Others Receiving Votes: Miami (Fla.) 120; Wisconsin 82; Utah 73; Boise State 73; Washington State 47; Texas A&M 37; Texas 34; Arkansas 34; Northwestern 31; Navy 30; Mississippi State 19; San Diego State 18; Nebraska 17; Auburn 17; Western Kentucky 11; Pittsburgh 8; Brigham Young 6; Appalachian State 4; Duke 3; Arizona 2; Marshall 2; Toledo 2; South Florida 2; Memphis 1; Indiana 1; Northern Illinois 1.|