Football holds spring scrimmage in Tiger Stadium
Ed Orgeron and the Tigers held their second spring scrimmage on Thursday in Tiger Stadium. Here’s everything Orgeron mentioned during his post-practice presser, including notable game stats.
Orgeron made it clear throughout the presser that the biggest improvement from Thursday’s scrimmage was from LSU’s offensive line. “I thought the quarterbacks made tremendous improvements today and it was due to the protection of the offensive line,” said O.
Injury report: Damien Lewis has been battling an ankle injury, according to the coaching staff, but he came back to play in Thursday’s scrimmage. Breiden Fehoko did not participate either due to a “minor injury.” Backup linemen Neil Farrell replaced him.
Wide receiver Jonathan Giles will also be out until after spring break.
On the offensive side, Orgeron says LSU’s offense is about “35 percent” installed at this very moment in spring practice. QB Myles Brennan had his “best day” during the scrimmage, per the coaches. The sophomore quarterback has reportedly gained 10 pounds during the offseason and is aiming to be around 215 for the season.
M. Brennan: 12-16, 224 yards, 2 TDs, long of 80.
J. McMillan: 7-15, 169 yards, 1 TD, long of 75.
L Narcisse: 6-14, 38 yards, long of 15.
R. McMath: 6 catches, 169 yards, 1 TD.
D. Davis: 4 catches for 102 yards.
J. Jefferson: 2 catches, 54 yards.
S. Sullivan: 2 catches, 51 yards.
N. Farrell: 10 tackles
J. Battle: 7 tackles
K. Chaisson: 6 tackles
How would Orgeron describe his offense?
“Very multiple. Running the ball out of 11 personnel, 12 personnel out of spread sets. Some situations we are running the ball out of 21 personnel when we need to hammer the ball. We’re going to be able to get into 22 personnel on the goal line, run the ball north and south. We have some quarterback runs, some nakeds (bootlegs). Some short, deep and intermediate passes. Haven’t put in the draw screen yet, but we will,” said Orgeron during Thursday’s presser.
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