Editor's note: This week we continue to break down each of LSU's position groups as we prepare for the Tigers to open preseason practice in early August. After examining the offensive positions last week, today we shift to the other side of the ball with the defensive line.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Plenty of true freshmen played in LSU's 63-7 rout of New Mexico State on Saturday, but it was Brandon Harris' night. The young quarterback led the Tigers' offense to touchdown in all seven of his possessions after replacing a slumping Anthony Jennings.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- When he and his teammates traveled to Houston last weekend, LSU safety Jalen Mills had no idea whether he'd actually play against Wisconsin. It wasn't until the final moments before his team took the field that Tigers coach Les Miles informed the junior safety of his decision.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has speed and athleticism in spades within its linebacking corps and a secondary that appears ready for a breakout season. The biggest unknown on the Tigers' defense -- a line that has little experience and only marginal productivity -- might be the biggest factor in whether LSU returns to its dominant form on D.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's scrimmage on Tuesday was particularly useful, Tigers coach Les Miles said, because his team plays such a similar style to opening opponent Wisconsin. Tuesday marked the first time that the 13th-ranked Tigers turned their attention to No.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Danielle Hunter led what LSU coach Les Miles described as a "dominant" effort by the Tigers' defense in Saturday's second preseason scrimmage. The junior defensive end had nine tackles and four tackles for loss during the 120-play scrimmage at Tiger Stadium, with linebackers D.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Les Miles didn't offer many specifics about LSU's first preseason scrimmage on Wednesday -- particularly about which quarterbacks completed the two touchdown passes -- but the Tigers' coach described the 26-play scrimmage as "pretty productive.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The LSU Tigers lost one the few veterans on its interior defensive line in the first week of preseason camp when Quentin Thomas tore a bicep on Wednesday. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed that Thomas had suffered an injury after the fourth-year junior missed practice on Thursday and Friday, but the Baton Rouge Advocate reported that he is expected to miss the season.