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Tigers Hold Second Spring Scrimmage

Guice says Matt Canada’s offense is installed.

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Darrel Williams led all rushers with a reported 93 yards on 20 carries.
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Ed Orgeron put the Tigers through their second scrimmage of spring football on Saturday in the Indoor Practice Facility, with the offense shining, per the official report:

“We had an excellent day today,” Orgeron said. “We challenged our guys on mindset, physical toughness and energy. If you want to put it all together, we wanted to have a game-type atmosphere out there and we did it. I’m very proud of our football team and our coaching staff. We were very well-prepared and there was a lot of energy and great execution.”

Offensively, senior Danny Etling completed 4-of-10 for 133 yards and a touchdown to D.J. Chark, while rising sophomore Justin McMillan connected on 5-of-6 passes for 79 yards and a TD. Redshirt freshman Lindsey Scott rounded out the quarterback play for the Tigers, completing 2-of-3 passes for 29 yards. Overall, LSU quarterbacks completed 11-of-19 passes for 237 yards a pair of touchdowns.

On the ground, senior Darrell Williams led all rushers with 93 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries. Nick Brossette followed with 72 yards on 14 carries.

“I thought our offense had a tremendous day,” Orgeron said. “It was an outstanding job. I thought Darrel Williams had a tremendous day and offensive line blocked well. Matt Canada and the offensive staff is doing a tremendous job. This the second scrimmage in a row that they have won.”

Per the release, LSU rushed for 391 yards, with more than 600 yards of total offense. Factoring out Williams and Brossette, that means anoher 226 yards, likely distributed among the quarterbacks, walk-on backs and receivers, via jet sweeps.

Derrius Guice, along with a handful of other defensive starters, sat out the scrimmage with an ankle injury, although he did have some interesting thoughts about Matt Canada’s new offense in a previous media availability — including the point that the install phase of the offense is over for now.

The Tigers will return to the practice field on Tuesday.