Tigers Practice Indoors On Day 6 Of Fall Camp... First Scrimmage To Come On Saturday In Tiger Stadium
Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA: The Tigers return to the practice field Thursday afternoon after taking Wednesday off. Unfortunately we were unable to view the beginning of practice as the team needed to move indoors due to bad weather.
Coach Orgeron did speak to the media after practice to fill us in on the afternoon session. The team had a very spirited physical practice after the day off as they worked on red zone situations.
He mentioned that Garrett Nussmeier has really stepped his play up, having a fantastic practice, and really pushed Max Johnson on Thursday. It's becoming a strong competition. He feels good about both quarterbacks.
He also mentioned that the freshmen wide receivers continue to impress and that the game isn't too big for any of them. They are humble and hungry. He expects big things from them this season.
Ty Davis-Price is still out nursing a minor camp injury and is expected to return on Monday full speed. The other backs are looking good. John Emery was full speed ready to go. Armoni Goodwin has been making big plays. He is smooth and he is fast showing nice speed as he has been able to turn the corner and has shown the ability to make tacklers miss. Corey Kiner has been more of a punishing power type back and had some big runs. He is hard to tackle.
The offensive line is picking things up as they have shown signs of becoming more physical. The first unit is solid, while the second group needs to come along more.
Coach O also mentioned that they plan to rotate the linebackers to keep them fresh throughout the games. "Think
about these offenses, it's like basketball on grass." said Orgeron. "These guys are going for 80-90 plays. If we can rotate our linebackers, two at each spot. I think we will be better off. We will have some situational stuff. On 3rd down we may put in some different guys that we have in on 1st and 2nd down. Depending on the type of offense we're playing. During the season, guys will get hurt. You've got to develop depth there."
Derek Stingley Jr. missed practice again today. Orgeron said he has a minor injury that he is having treated and should return on Monday. Coach O says they still plan on using him on offense at some point this season.
Defensive lineman Glen Logan re-injured a stress fracture in his foot which will have him miss practice time leading up to the season opener.
The team will practice in helmets on Thursday afternoon. Then will sleep late on Saturday before heading to Tiger Stadium in the afternoon for their first scrimmage of fall camp.
Below is a video of Coach O's press conference on Thursday night. Geaux Tigers!!!
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