SATURDAY’S WEATHER: 82
degrees at morning practice, mostly cloudy. Afternoon practice was indoors for third straight day.
SUNDAY’S FORECAST: 82 and sunny at 9 a.m., 30-percent chance of rain.
The Tigers will go through their first full squad practice, set for 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Practices are closed to the public.
WHAT HE’S DONE: Shook off a preseason stress fracture in his foot to play in every game as a true freshman with one start, catching four passes for 43 yards.
AT HIS BEST: Most LSU fans would figure Landry ranks better than the Tigers’ seventh-leading returning receiver, but his turn in the Spring Game (six catches, 120 yards) launched him into a starring role in the Tigers’ newly emphasized passing game.
CAUSE FOR CONCERN: Lack of production, last summer’s injury and the crushing weight of high expectations are caution lights, but it would be shocking if he isn’t one of LSU’s two or three most productive pass catchers.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
7 Number of seasons of 11 wins or more at LSU. All but one of those (1958) have come since 2003.
13.6 Yards per catch for senior WR Russell Shepard, tops among returning Tigers.
500 Number of total points scored by LSU last season, second-most in school history (541 points, 2007).
“A lot of touchdowns. This year, with Zach (Mettenberger), I think it’ll be a big deal. We’ll shake some things up on offense.”
—Landry, on what he expects to contribute to the LSU passing game this season
DURAL MAKES MOVE
Morning two-a-day practices have been the purview of LSU’s returning veterans, but apparently, true freshman
Travin Dural has made enough of an impression early on to be included in that group Saturday morning. He was on the receiving end of passes from Mettenberger and
Stephen Rivers, along with Odell Beckham Jr., Shepard, Landry, James Wright and Kadron
Boone. Dural is a 6-foot-3, 170-pound receiver from Breaux Bridge. Rivals.com ranked him the No. 49
receiver in the nation last season, when he had 902
receiving yards and 19 TDs.
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