Posted by Ken Washam
LSU by all accounts had a decent first scrimmage as Jordan Jefferson threw the ball well, but some key players missed the scrimmage because of injury.
The Tigers used their indoor facility to escape the oppressive Louisiana heat and humidity.
The workout consisted of a partial practice and 75-100 scrimmage plays, plus 30 special teams snap, Coach Les Miles said.
“We’re not ready to play a game but, frankly, we’re improved and on path,” Miles said.
Miles said all the quarterbacks threw the ball well but did not release any specific numbers. He said senior starter Jordan Jefferson “threw it for 150” yards and probably was “10 for 15.” He said Lee had “probably 160” yards passing and “15 for 20, or thereabouts. Mettenberger had a decent day throwing the ball, also,” Miles said.
Miles said Jefferson completed a long touchdown pass to Russell Shepard but didn’t recall there being any other touchdown passes.
The backs gained “just under 200 yards” and Miles pointed out that injuries hurt the offensive line performance. Guard Josh Dworaczyk returned to action after missing two practices Friday but starting left tackle Chris Faulk was out as was senior right guard Will Blackwell.
“The young guys stepped in there and gave us what we needed for the practice,” Miles said. “We’ll get the older guys back healthy on Monday and it should be even a little bit more fun.”
Miles complimented the play of the defensive line, particularly tackle Michael Brockers, Lavar Edwards and Keke Mingo. He said Craig Loston was also a standout.
“Loston made a play on the ball over the middle that if it hadn’t been a thud session, there would have been some serious contact,” Miles said.