LSU set for first scrimmage

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU offensive guard Fehoko Fanaika and offensive tackle Jonah Austin run drills at spring practice earlier this month. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU offensive guard Fehoko Fanaika and offensive tackle Jonah Austin run drills at spring practice earlier this month.

LSU will go through its first scrimmage of the spring Saturday in Tiger Stadium as the Tigers conclude their second week of spring drills.

Saturday’s scrimmage is scripted for about 100 plays, with the first and second teams getting between 35 and 40 snaps each. In the event of rain, the Tigers will move to the indoor practice facility.

“I just want to see us execute the things we have going so far,” LSU coach Les Miles said in a news release. “I want to see where we are at.”

Miles said the scrimmage will focus mainly on 1st-and-10 situations, and that all four healthy quarterbacks on the roster will get snaps. Backup quarterback Rob Bolden continues to recover from a knee injury and will not participate in live action this spring.

“I like what we’ve been able to get accomplished so far,” Miles said of his team’s effort through the first five practices. “I think our team is going to take the 15 practices that we have and be the best that we can be. Every guy is improving. Every guy is working hard. We made real improvement with each practice.

“I like where we are.”

After Saturday, the Tigers return to practice on Monday for the first of three workouts next week. LSU will also practice Tuesday and scrimmage Thursday before taking a week off for spring break. LSU is scheduled to host its Pro Day on Wednesday.