LSU pushes back spring practice to Monday

LSU was originally planning to open spring practice on Friday, but has pushed it back until Monday.

Les Miles wanted to allow new tight ends coach Steve Ensminger time to get settled in before the Tigers started practice. Miles announced on Thursday that Ensminger would replace Don Yanowsky.

"We've had a great start to our offseason conditioning," Miles said. "The players have done a great job of doing what the coaches have asked of them. I like the attitude and the work ethic that this team has displayed so far. I'm looking forward to getting on the practice field with them."

Ensminger, a former starting quarterback for LSU, is the final piece of the coaching puzzle for the Tigers. He coached high school ball last season, but was on Auburn's staff from 2003-08. He previously served as the offensive coordinator at both Clemson and Texas A&M and was the passing game coordinator at Georgia.