Miles: Harris made good throws; Full offense not installed yet

Les Miles addressed reporters following Thursday morning’s practice, touching on a host of subjects, including quarterback Brandon Harris, offensive installation and young defensive linemen.

- Best throws: The defense is “ahead” of the offense, Miles said, and the unit won Thursday morning’s practice. Still, Harris bad some nice throws, Miles said. Harris and walk-on Jake Clise were the only two QBs to go through drills. Anthony Jennings will practice in the afternoon. “He made a couple … some of the best throws I’ve seen today. Defensive line looked pretty good today. Linebackers were fast to the ball. It’s not the quarterback. Think the defense is a little ahead right now,” the coach said. Morning practices include mostly veterans and starters. The reserves and many of the freshmen will go Wednesdfay afternoon.

- Installing: LSU has installed “probably an hour and a half” into installing its offense three and a half days of fall camp. The Tigers should have the offense completely installed by “early next week,” Miles said. “Young guys who have heard this the second time in their life, their eyes are big. I think they’re learning. They’re going to get it.”

- Herron mentioned again: Backup defensive tackle Frank Herron continues to be a name Miles mentions with reporters. On Thursday, the coach took it to another level when describing the redshirt freshman. Herron is listed as No. 3 on the depth chart behind Christian LaCouture. “Frank Herron is a beast, big strong, fast man. I think he’s learning, coming to play,” Miles said. The coach also mentioned LaCouture as a defensive lineman standing out.

- Full pads: The Tigers will, for the first time in camp, practice in full pads Friday. What’s Miles says about that? “The tempo of the practice is going to change. This practice, these two, were teaching in nature. There was not an emphasis on the physicality,” he said. “What will happen when we get to pads, there will be a little more emphasis on the physicality and there won’t be as many reps.”

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