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BATON ROUGE -- LSU held
its final scrimmage before next week’s season opener against
third-ranked Oregon as the fourth-ranked Tigers went through nearly 100
plays here indoors as the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.
the scrimmage, head coach Les Miles addressed members of the media and
made the following comments regarding the recent developments
surrounding last week’s off-campus incident involving some members of
the football team:
"I'm aware of today's developments. I
recognize the four players have been interviewed by the police
department. They are cooperating fully. That investigation continues
and is ongoing. We will certainly continue to help the process.”
the field, LSU turned its focus to the Ducks as the scrimmage had the
Tigers facing the looks that Oregon will give them on both offense and
defense in next week’s season-opener. LSU’s Nos. 1 and 2 offenses and
defenses scrimmaged against the Oregon scout team.
like today's practice was a very good one,” Miles said. “I think our
guys are a little weighed down by all this. I feel like we all are.
Today's practice really was against Oregon and Oregon looks. It was
very crisp. We tackled live for half of it and we went thud (no
tackling to the ground) for half of it.
“We got a lot of
reps in all phases, including special teams and certain situations.
After that we had a nice run. Our team will be in great shape for
Oregon, I promise."
Miles said the Tiger offense combined
to throw for 277 yards and added another 250 yards on the ground.
Senior quarterbacks Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee got most of the
snaps during the scrimmage and they each spent time with the No. 1
“I thought the quarterbacks threw the ball extremely well,” Miles said.
said that sophomore Alfred Blue led the team in rushing with 70 yards
on four carries, while Spencer Ware added 63 yards on eight carries and
Michael Ford 30 yards on two attempts. James Wright led the receivers
with 69 yards on three receptions, while Russell Shepard caught three
balls for 50 yards.
Defensively, sophomore tackle Bennie
Logan had four tackles and a sack, while defensive end Sam Montgomery
tallied four stops with a sack.
“I felt the defense played
extremely well against our seconds and the scout team,” Miles said.
“We're running several drills with our offense against the Oregon
scouts with a rapid fire pace. We feel like that has prepared our
defense some. I think how we have practiced and the scout team has
given us similar looks.
“Oregon is a unique team. There
will be some things are similar and there will be some things that they
have not demonstrated. I think there is some pressure put on you as a
defender. I think guys have done a really good job in understanding
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