BATON ROUGE, La. -- When Jacory Washington first attempted to block Danielle Hunter in practice, it wasn't even a fair fight. Washington had played only wide receiver prior to arriving at LSU last summer to play tight end.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The wait was long and sometimes painful, but Jermauria Rasco is finally healthy again. Throughout his LSU career, the senior defensive end has dealt with torn labrums in both shoulders - injuries that dated back to his early years of high school.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- By now it's no secret that LSU's offense will be loaded with freshmen and inexperienced underclassmen. Perhaps that's why offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has emphasized since spring practice that his veterans have to do more than lead by example.
Editor's note: This week, we'll take a quick look at each of LSU's position groups as the Tigers prepare to open preseason practice next week. Up next are the tight ends. TIGHT END Returning starters: Dillon Gordon (Six catches, 88 yards in 2013).
Editor's note: On Thursday, we examined LSU's success on third down last season (the Tigers led the nation by converting 57.1 percent of the time) and the importance the quarterbacks will play in remaining successful.
Editor's note: Today and tomorrow, we'll take a look at LSU's success on third down last season -- the Tigers led the nation by converting 57.1 percent of the time -- and the obstacles Cam Cameron's offense will face in its attempt to remain similarly efficient this fall.
LSU's spring practice ended two weeks ago, leaving a full 15 weeks before the Tigers return to the practice field. The position battles that started in the spring will continue through summer workouts before resuming in front of coaches in August.