March kicks off football's spring season

Remember when football season was during the fall?

Now, there's football all year, just different kinds. Summer training camp leads to games in the fall, which lead to winter's mix of postseason and signing day, which leads to spring's mix of practice and recruiting.

And with that, we shift again as March begins.

For LSU, the spring season will be in full effect in March. In Baton Rouge, the NationalUnderclassmen.com Baton Rouge combine and 7-on-7 tournament take place in the northern suburb of Zachary on Saturday and Sunday, one of two NUC events in Baton Rouge this month. LSU commit Devin Voorhies is among the players scheduled to attend.

LSU, meanwhile, is scheduled to begin spring practice March 14, working its way toward its April 20 spring game.

Here are the important dates in the next couple of months for LSU fans:

March 2-3: NUC 7-on-7 and combine, Baton Rouge -- Prospects will converge on suburban Zachary, La. for a Saturday 7-on-7 tournament and Sunday combine testing drills. Among the players scheduled to participate in the combine is LSU commit Devin Voorhies of Woodville, Miss.

March 14: LSU spring practice begins. The Tigers will have 15 practices, spread over five weeks with one week off for spring break.

March 23: LSU's first scrimmage of the spring.

March 24: NUC 5-star showcase at Zachary, La.. More selective than the early-March event, top prospects will be put through a series of football-specific drills.

March 27: LSU pro day (indoor facility)

April 11-13: LSU coaching clinic

April 13: LSU scrimmage No. 2

April 20: LSU spring game, Tiger Stadium

April 25-27: NFL draft

LSU spring practice dates

Week 1: March 14, 15 and 16

Week 2: March 19, 21 and 23 (scrimmage)

Week 3: March 25, 26 and 28

Week 4: Spring break (March 29-April 7)

Week 5: April 9, 11 and 13 (scrimmage)

Week 6: April 16, 18 and 20 (spring game)