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LSU four-star 2017 verbal QB commit Lowell Narcisse tore his left ACL.

Narcisse suffered the season-ending injury while attempting to make a juke move on a run in the final minutes of Friday's game for St. James High. He immediately clutched his knee and was attended to by trainers. After the game, the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder managed to walk gingerly to the bus under his own power with an ice pack on the knee. Narcisse also tore his left ACL last spring, so his health is worth watching as National Signing Day rises over the horizon this winter.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 27 - 2:22 PM

LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) practiced on a limited basis on Thursday.

ESPN's David Ching called Fournette's participation "extremely limited" as he continues to work his way back from a tweaked ankle suffered earlier in August. His limited work at this stage of the process isn't surprising. LSU kicks off against Wisconsin in eight days and the program has no incentive to risk re-injuring their 6-foot-1, 230-pound workhorse with the season rapidly approaching.
Aug 26 - 1:40 PM

During a radio interview, LSU head coach Les Miles said "I'm not ready to say we're giving Leonard (Fournette) the ball less" this season.

The question was in regards to Fournette's carry total versus talented backup Derrius Guice, who only received 51 carries versus Fournette's 300. Guice would start for almost every other school in the nation, but Miles wants to ride Fournette. While 300 carries is a large number, the figure could have been much larger, as Fournette sat on the bench in some second halves due to LSU leading by a wide margin on the scoreboard. By comparison, Derrick Henry carried the ball 395 times for Alabama last season.
Aug 25 - 9:49 AM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo ranks LSU junior WR Malachi Dupre as the No. 4 draft-eligible receiver.

"A smooth runner with the speed to challenge the defense down the field, Dupre can track the ball extremely well, making him a downfield threat," Palazzolo wrote. "Dupre does a nice job running the vertical route tree." Dupre caught 43 passes for 698 yards and six touchdowns last season in LSU's conservative offense. "The volume hasn’t been there for Dupre, or his teammate Travin Dural for that matter," Palazzolo wrote. "We’d like to see him targeting more often, particularly in the middle of the field where he doesn’t consistently catch the ball in traffic."
Aug 24 - 5:31 PM

LSU head coach Les Miles said the team is currently rotating three tackles in the two starting spots.

Sophomore Maea Teuhema, left tackle K.J. Malone and right tackle Toby Weathersby are the three offensive linemen, with the latter two considered starters. Teuhema is just coming back from a sprained ankle. LSU's offensive line will look different this season, but the constant remains Ethan Pocic along the interior.
Aug 24 - 10:54 AM

LSU redshirt senior WR Travin Dural returned to practice on Tuesday after recovering from a hand injury.

The hand injury was minor, but Dural has had to overcome a lot this offseason. Most notably, Dural finished last season on the sideline due to a disconnected hamstring. That injury plus poor dietary choices resulted in a 30 pound weight gain. Dural is seemingly back in shape and should team with Malachi Dupre as one of the SEC's top duos.
Aug 24 - 10:33 AM

LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette has shed his walking boot and is expected to practice on Thursday.

Fournette sustained the ankle injury in mid-August and has been held out since. "He was running today and yesterday. And next time we take the field, my guess is, he’ll be practicing," Les Miles said. Fournette should be on track to play in the season opener against Wisconsin on September 3, but even if he does not take on a full workload Derrius Guice might be the best backup in the nation.
Aug 24 - 10:18 AM

LSU redshirt senior WR Travin Dural did not participate in Saturday's scrimmage due to a hand injury.

The injury bug has been chewing away at LSU throughout August, with Dural the latest casualty. In his case, at least, it doesn't appear to be anything of legitimate concern. HC Les Miles said that the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder was dealing with a relatively minor cut on his hand. He should be able to return to practice in short order. Dural suffered a far more serious injury in November of 2015 -- a torn right hamstring -- but has shown no signs of limitation in camp.
Aug 22 - 2:37 PM

LSU redshirt sophomore DT Travonte Valentine will be eligible to play in 2016.

At long last. Valentine has passed the necessary intersession course to receive academic eligibility from the university. The 6-foot-3, 345-pounder has been practicing with the Tigers for a week-plus as he waited on his course results, so he should be able to hit the ground running come the start of the season. Coming out of high school, he ranked as the No. 3 defensive tackle recruit in the country.
Aug 22 - 1:53 PM

LSU HC Les Miles has mostly decided upon his starting offensive line for the 2016 season.

Ethan Pocic, now entering his senior campaign, will start at center for the third consecutive year. In addition to the 6-foot-7, 310-pound Pocic, the line will be manned by K.J. Malone (left tackle), Will Clapp (left guard), Josh Boutte (right guard) and Toby Weathersby (right tackle). The one real wild card here will be sophomore Maea Teuhema. Teuhema started at left guard as a freshman last season, but an ankle injury has limited him in August camp. Once healthy, Miles could slot him in at either guard or tackle depending on what the Tigers need. It is still possible that Teuhema manages to return before the season-opener against Wisconsin.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 21 - 2:32 PM

LSU HC Les Miles singled out the work of junior RB Darrel Williams after Saturday's scrimmage.

"Darrel had a hell of a day. We really enjoyed his performance," Miles said, adding that the 6-foot, 232-pounder has "always given us enough." Williams was a four-star recruit out of high school, but the presences of fellow backs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice naturally limit his touches. He still managed 296 yards rushing (4.9 YPC) and four touchdowns a season ago. Should serious injury hit Fournette and/or Guice, the Tigers seem confident that Williams would be able to step in and perform admirably.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 21 - 2:00 PM

While LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) sat out Saturday's scrimmage, he could return to practice this week.

Fournette sat out Saturday's scrimmage as he continues to nurse the ankle injury suffered in mid-August. Said HC Les Miles, "I think he plays this week but that's going to be up to the trainers, not necessarily the coach." The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Fournette has already made it clear that he plans on suiting up for the opener against Wisconsin. The star back's practice absences should be viewed as merely precautionary unless Miles and company indicate otherwise.
Aug 20 - 9:04 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that LSU junior WR Malachi Dupre "fearless working the middle of the field and shows excellent focus in traffic."

McShay wants to see further refinement of Dupre's route-running, but notes that he "has the size (6-4), athleticism and ball skills to be a big-play threat in the NFL." The long-time ESPN draft mouthpiece believes that the 6-foot-4, 187-pounder is "at his best in one-on-one situations downfield or red zone battles." Playing in LSU's conservative offensive scheme last season, Dupre caught 43 passes for 698 yards and six touchdowns. It would be nice to see what he could do in a more wide-open attack, but we will have to wait until he hits the NFL to see that potential blossoming.
Aug 20 - 8:40 PM

LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) indicated that he will be able to play in the season-opener against Wisconsin.

Fournette has not practiced since suffering an ankle injury last weekend. He sported a walking boot following the ankle tweak, but HC Les Miles does not believe this to be an injury that has the potential to limit the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder into the regular season. It is not yet known when Fournette will return to practice, but that should come soon enough as August begins to wind down.
Aug 19 - 2:08 PM

LSU junior RB Leonard Fournette suffered a sprained ankle during Saturday's scrimmage.

Fournette's foot and ankle were subsequently encased in a walking boot. Before Tiger fans begin to reach for the bottle of Southern Comfort atop the fridge, it should be noted that LSU HC Les Miles has already termed the injury to be "slight." Unless word surfaces that this injury is more significant than it would outwardly seem, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Heisman hopeful should be just fine for the Tigers' season-opening showdown with Wisconsin in Lambeau Field on September 3.
Aug 16 - 1:11 PM


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